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California & National Social Security Appeal Lawyer

Orange County Disability Appeals Law Firm

If you have been denied benefits for SSI or SSDI, there is a series of actions you can take in pursuit of a favorable decision.

The California & National Social Security appeal attorneys at the law firm of Bohm Kalish, APC have experience representing clients in appeals at all levels of the system. We are steadfast in our commitment to helping you obtain the benefits you are entitled to, and we are prepared to take your case to federal court if necessary.

The Social Security Appeals Process

Requesting a reconsideration: The first step after your application has been denied is to request a reconsideration. These requests must be filed within 60 days of the date of your initial denial. There will be a second review by a person who was not involved in the first review. He or she will look at all of the original application information as well as any new information you provide.

Administrative law judge (ALJ) hearing: If you are not satisfied with the result of the reconsideration, you have 60 days to request a hearing. ALJ hearings are conducted by judges who were not involved in either of the first two decisions in your case. A significant number of people are successful at the ALJ hearing. If you are successful, you will be entitled to retroactive benefits.

Appeals Council: If you do not receive a favorable outcome at the ALJ hearing, you may request a review by the Appeals Council. The Appeals can take one of several actions, including confirm or reverse the ALJ's decision, refer the case back to the ALJ for further review or refuse to review your case.

Federal Court: If the Appeals Council review does not produce satisfactory results, you may take the case to federal court. Our lawyers are admitted to practice in federal court and have a complete understanding of federal court process. Though extremely rare, these cases can be escalated to the Supreme Court.

Call for a Free Consultation

Contact our office today to discuss your Social Security appeal with a lawyer. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment evenings and weekends. You can reach us by phone at 866-712-8289 or via e-mail. We take all Social Security cases on a contingency basis which means that you don't pay a fee unless we recover benefits for you.

Bohm Kalish, APC
695 Town Center Drive
Suite 700, Park Tower
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Phone: 714-656-3213
Toll free: 866-712-8289
Fax: 714-384-6501
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San Francisco Office
50 California Street
Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA, 94111

Phone: 415-906-2306
Toll free: 866-712-8289
Fax: 415-277-5487
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Los Angeles Office
City National Plaza
515 S. Flower Street
36th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
Phone: 213-550-3080
Toll free: 866-712-8289
Fax: 213-236-3671
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Honolulu Office
735 Bishop Street
Suite 219
Honolulu, HI ,96813


Toll free: 866-712-8289
Fax: 808-550-8899
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Las Vegas Office
3960 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 500
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Phone: 702-490-9953
Toll free: 866-712-8289
Fax: 702-990-3864
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Phoenix Office
40 North Central Avenue
Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ, 85004

Phone: 602-467-3912
Toll free: 866-712-8289
Fax: 602-283-1371
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Denver Office
Denver Place
999 18th Street
Suite 3000
Denver, CO ,80202
Phone: 303-500-5819
Toll free: 866-712-8289
Fax: 303-357-4622
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