A man stands against a stone wall, arms crossed, looking into the distance. When you're denied disability benefits, you can pursue a Social Security Disability appeal. A man stands against a stone wall, arms crossed, looking into the distance. When you're denied disability benefits, you can pursue a Social Security Disability appeal.

Social Security Disability Denied in Virginia, Maryland or DC?


    Do You Want Another Chance at Life-Changing Benefits?

    Your Social Security Disability benefits were recently denied. You were counting on those monthly checks to pay your bills and regain some financial stability and independence.

    The truth is that most people get denied when they first apply for disability benefits.

    When many people finally receive benefits, it’s because they appealed a disability denial.

    But hurry! Once you receive your denial letter, you only have 60 days to start your appeal.

    Appealing a benefits denial is complicated. Don’t wrestle with it alone. Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates can take away much of the burden of appealing a disability denial.

    We’ve helped thousands of people over the last 30 years.

    Call us if you live in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Alexandria and Northern Virginia—or anywhere in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania—and across America.

    Social Security Disability Is All We Do.

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    Your Social Security Disability Appeal


    Andrew Mathis: These days, Social Security is denying more disability claims than ever. If you can’t work, it can be harder to win benefits.

    I’m Andrew Mathis.

    Now, more than ever, you need experienced help with your disability claim. For over 20 years, Mathis & Mathis has helped people in the DC and Baltimore area win disability benefits.

    What Happens During the Social Security Disability Appeals Process

    When you’re fighting to appeal a disability denial, these are the steps you go through:

    • Reconsideration: First you ask the Social Security Administration (SSA) for a reconsideration. During this step, you will update your information with the help of your disability advocate and ask for a fresh review from the SSA.
    • Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Hearing: Most applicants still get denied during the reconsideration stage. The next step is to request a hearing with a disability judge. It’s your chance to personally tell the judge why you qualify for benefits. More people are successful at winning benefits after an ALJ hearing.
    • Appeals Council: If you are denied benefits after the ALJ hearing, then you can request a team inside the SSA, the Appeals Council, to review the judge’s ruling. At his point, you’ll be arguing that the judge made mistakes.
    • Federal Court: Your final step of appealing is filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to argue the SSA was wrong. If your case reaches this point, Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates can connect you with well-qualified attorney partners who handle federal disability appeals.

    When you have an advocate helping you through the disability appeals process, it can improve your chances of winning benefits.

    In fact, at the level of your hearing with a disability judge, one government study found people with representatives were almost three times more likely to be awarded benefits.

    Get in touch with us for a FREE consultation to get started.

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    How Can Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates Help With My Appeal?

    During your disability appeal, this is how Mathis & Mathis can assist you:

    • We’ll review your paperwork, fix errors and add new information that could help your case.
    • Your advocate will personally work with you to prepare for your hearing.
    • We’ll plan a strategy for your hearing. We have experience in multiple hearing offices and can adjust your presentation to the approach of different disability judges.
    • We’ll cross-examine medical or vocational witnesses who testify about you.
    • You’ll have someone by your side at every step.

    With Social Security Disability checks coming every month, you would feel a huge weight lifted off of you. You could rest knowing you have some financial security.

    If you could just get past a disability denial.

    At Mathis & Mathis, we listen to you, understand and help. You’ll PAY NO FEE UNTIL YOU WIN benefits.

    To make the appealing process easier for you, get in touch with us.

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    Applying or Appealing, We Can Help

    Whether you’re in the initial stages of applying, appealing a denial of benefits, or wondering if you qualify, Mathis & Mathis can help.
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    Social Security Disability FAQs

    Because applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated, you likely have many questions about the process. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

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    Hear from a Mathis & Mathis Client

    “They were kind, patient and thorough. No question was too small. . . . While the process of applying for and obtaining disability is a long, tough road, Mr. Mathis made everything so much better. If you are thinking about applying, please do and know you will be taken very good care of—just like family.”

    — Tracey Jones in Google Reviews