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What should I do if my Social Security Disability application is denied?

Take strong legal action. Contact O'Malley & Langan, aggressive Pennsylvania SSD attorneys

The Social Security Administration denies more than half of the 2.5 million applications for Social Security Disability benefits every year nationwide. Fortunately, people have options if their application for Social Security Disability Insurance has been denied.

At O'Malley & Langan, our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys know how the system works and know how to get results. That's why so many people throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania contact us if their application for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied.

"How can an attorney help me appeal my denied SSD application?"

The Social Security Administration denies applications for benefits for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons involve errors or incomplete information on an application. Some of the most common factual errors people make when applying for Social Security Disability benefits include:

  • Incomplete medical records on their Social Security Disability application
  • Leaving out work details on their Social Security Disability application
  • Reporting income figures that don't match their W-2 tax forms
  • Incorrect employer information

All of these issues and many more can be addressed when appealing a denied application. When you appeal a denied application, an Administrative Law Judge initially rules on the appeal. If a judge denies an appeal, the applicant can then request a review by an Appeals Council. Other legal options are also available, including filing a lawsuit in federal district court.

O'Malley & Langan - Experienced Pennsylvania SSD lawyers who deliver results

All of these options can be extremely complicated. That's why it's critical you contact O'Malley & Langan as soon as possible to help build a strong case and obtain the Social Security Disability benefits you rightfully deserve. It's important to act promptly. There are specific time limits in which to file an appeal of the initial denial. Furthermore, we need to submit all of your supporting information to an administrative law judge for review. We will do everything we can to speed up the process so you can begin receiving benefits as soon as possible. But even if you file quickly after becoming disabled, be aware that disability benefits won't begin until the sixth full month of entitlement to benefits.

The Social Security Administration has very strict guidelines regarding who is eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Don't assume anything when appealing your denied Social Security Disability application. Demand justice. Contact us.

Cut through the confusion. Contact us. We can help. Your case matters here

Too often, too many people believe they don't need a lawyer to handle their case. They think they can win their appeal without the assistance of an attorney. We appreciate your desire to do your own work. But appealing a denied Social Security Disability application can be notoriously complicated.

Give your case an edge. Contact O'Malley & Langan. We proudly serve clients in Pennsylvania, including Scranton, Pittston, Hazleton, Towanda and cities and towns throughout the state. We thrive on tough cases and fighting for justice, one case at a time. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Office Locations



201 Franklin Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503

p. 570-344-2667



9 North Main Street

Pittston, PA 18640

p. 570-883-1321



213 Main Street

Towanda, PA 18848

p. 570-265-5800