Social Security Disability Appeals in Albany

If you’re denied Social Security Disability benefits,

Don't give up. It’s absolutely frustrating when you know you cannot work but the Social Security Administration denies your case. The process to appeal can be long and tedious, but with help, success is possible.

Most people who apply are initially denied. And once you’re denied benefits, the clock starts ticking. Don’t wait too long—you can easily miss the deadline to appeal.

Albany man denied social security disability benefits

Why Was My Claim Denied?

This can be hard to figure out if you’re unacquainted with the system. Here are some common reasons we see disability benefits denied:

  • Clerical error – The simplest reason is also one we see often. If you fill out a name wrong or have any inconsistent information, Social Security will consider your claim illegitimate. You must have every clear and concise.
  • Lack of medical evidence – You need to have copious amounts of documentation to prove your illness. That means medical reports, hospital records, supporting testimonials and more.
  • Failure to seek consistent medical treatment – We know life can get in the way of you making treatment appointments, but Social Security doesn’t. If any of your treatment details are suspect or missing, they’ll say if you had gotten treatment like you should, you’d be healthy enough to work. Don’t give them any reason to deny you.
  • Failure to cooperate with SSA officials – Maybe you don’t like the Social Security employee you dealt with. We understand this can happen—but you have to persevere through. If you’re found to be uncooperative, you’ll get denied. It’s that simple.

James Trauring and his staff can help guide you through what can be a taxing process.

Attorney James Trauring will:

  • Review and dissect your Social Security file
  • Prepare your case and create the strategy
  • Assemble additional records from your doctors and medical providers
  • Prepare legal arguments, prep you for your testimony
  • Question witnesses (for your side)
  • Cross-examine any vocational and medical experts who testify at your hearing

Social Security sometimes brings in expert medical witnesses to provide testimony. They can hurt your chances of winning benefits. We know how to counter these experts.

Your hearing is the most critical stage in your claim, as it represents your best chance to present evidence and your only opportunity to argue your case in person. Appearing before the Administrative Law Judge is your best chance to present evidence.

We know it feels like too much to handle. Let our lawyers handle the legal burden so you can focus on what’s most important: your health.


Most people win benefits with an experienced lawyer.

According to Social Security’s own statistics, people win benefits more often when they have representation than when they don’t. Since there are no legal fees if you don’t win benefits, the decision to get legal representation is an easy one.

Attorney James Trauring is with you every step of the way. If you were denied, it’s not the end.

Contact us to talk about your case. We’ll even evaluate your case for free.

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