Appeal the denial of your New Hampshire application for Social Security disability benefits

When you receive a denial letter from Social Security, the most important thing to do is to appeal the denial within 60 days of the date on the letter. By appealing, you will have a hearing with a U.S. administrative law judge (ALJ). The hearing level is your best chance to have your claim for disability benefits granted.

Why was my claim for New Hampshire disability benefits denied?

There are many reasons why your initial claim could have been denied: missing medical records, inaccurately completed forms, an inexperienced or an improperly trained disability examiner, to name just a few. Many claimants are incorrectly denied benefits at the initial stage. Furthermore, the explanation given in your denial letter is often simply wrong.

Avoid this common mistake! Don’t fail to appeal.

Instead of appealing a denied claim, claimants often just wait a while and file another application. Then they are denied again. Do not make this mistake! Your chances of being approved for benefits will improve if you get help from a disability lawyer and appeal that denied claim, rather than reapply for benefits.

Many claimants fail to appeal. Social Security records show the number of disability claims that are decided at the various levels and how they are decided. The lesson in these statistics is that many claimants do not appeal their initial denial of benefits. You increase your chances by appealing. The likelihood of receiving benefits increases if you appeal your claim.

Get help with your New Hampshire Social Security disability case

Other statistics, including a 2010 government study, show that success rates are improved when a disability lawyer is involved. So your chances of approval rise dramatically if you appeal your denied claim and get some help with it from an experienced disability attorney.

If you have a Social Security disability or SSI claim and live in New Hampshire, please contact me today. I also represent Social Security disability and SSI disability clients throughout Maine.

Please provide a brief description of your claim using the form to the right, and I will respond promptly. Or you may reach me at:

Law Office of Gordon Gates
Social Security disability lawyer

Toll-Free: (888) 200-4484

New Hampshire: (603) 821-0249
Maine: (207) 284-9999
Fax: (888) 774-0270

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New Hampshire office (by appointment)
Suite 54
83 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Please send all mail to:
Suite 1404
110 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072

There is no fee unless you are awarded benefits.


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Areas Served: I handle SSI and Social Security disability cases for claimants throughout New Hampshire including the following counties and communities.

Counties: Belknap, Carroll, Merrimack, Strafford, Rockingham, Sullivan, Hillsborough, Cheshire, Grafton, Coos.

Communities: Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Rochester, Dover, Derry, Keene, Portsmouth, Laconia, Claremont, Lebanon, Somersworth, Londonderry, Berlin, Exeter, Hampton, Durham, Franklin, Milford, Hanover, Hudson, Pinardville, Suncook, South Hooksett, Newmarket, Littleton, Newport, East Merrimack, Hooksett, Plymouth, Farmington, Tilton-Northfield, Wolfeboro, Peterborough, Raymond, Jaffrey, North Conway, Hillsborough, Winchester, Gorham, Meredith, Hinsdale, Enfield, Lancaster, Conway, Epping, Bristol, Pittsfield, Henniker, Contoocook.

I also represent SSI and Social Security disability claimants who live anywhere in Maine.

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