Social Security Appeal Council

The Appeals Council:

At this stage in the appeals process the Social Security Appeals Council will consider your request for review. The Council must look at all requests for review, but they also have the ability to deny your request if they think that the administrative judge’s decision was correct. The Appeals Council can also decide your case itself, but they can also issue an order that returns your case to an administrative law judge to deal with.

If the Appeals Council denies your request for review, the Social Security Administration will send you a letter that explains why they denied your appeal. If the Appeals Council decides your case, the Social Security Administration will send you a copy of the decision, or if the Appeals Council returns your case to an administrative judge, the Social Security Administration will send you a letter and a copy of the Appeal’s Council’s order.

Hopefully you have gotten a favorable decision at this phase in the Social Security Disability Process, but if you haven’t, there are still options open to you. Contact us at Waggoner Law Firm, and we will help you get through the next phase of the appeals process by going to Federal Court. We can help.