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I was recently denied by the SSA Appeals Council so I decided to file over again because my attorney did not want to take this case to federal court due to the time and money involved. I've since hired a new attorney and he returns all my calls unlike my previous attorney. I feel a whole lot better about my case this time around. My SSD quarters run out in December 2011 so I had two options either drop my case or refile over again so I chose the last option.

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Are you currently working?? What's your 70% rating for? Did you have an ALJ hearing and if so, why did the ALJ deny? Thanks!

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I was recently denied by the SSA Appeals Council so I decided to file over again because my attorney did not want to take this case to federal court due to the time and money involved. I've since hired a new attorney and he returns all my calls unlike my previous attorney. I feel a whole lot better about my case this time around. My SSD quarters run out in December 2011 so I had two options either drop my case or refile over again so I chose the last option.

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PR,

There are four levels to filing for Social Security Benefits.

Initial Application - if denied, file for Reconsideration

Reconsideration - if denied, file for a hearing with and Administrative Law Judge

Administrative Law Judge - if denied, file for an appeal with the Social Security Appeals Council

Socials Security Appeals Council - if denied, file a lawsuit in US District Court (there is a filing fee)

As unique has posted, he received a denial from the Social Security Appeals Council; meaning he already had a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge, and was denied at level three. I am in the same boat as they were, and currently awaiting a response from the Social Security Appeals Council on my appeal. However, my lawyer has already said that if I get denied, he will take it to U.S. District Court. We shall see.

Hey unique,

I thought you already reapplied for SSDI, while you were waiting for the Appeals Council's decision.

"It is a terrible thing, when you lose your train of thought and you only have a one track mind"... Me

96C2P/96F2P (old MOS designations)

97E2P/37F2P (new MOS designations)

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