United States District Court (USDC)

Judicial review for Social Security disability claimants is withheld until a claimant has exhausted all of his or her administrative appeals, which means that in order to be eligible for judicial review by the United States District Court, you must have been denied at the initial application level, the reconsideration level (for claimants in most states outside of Colorado), the hearing level, and the Appeals Council level. A civil action must be commenced within sixty days of the date of denial by the Appeals Council (five days after the denial was mailed).

The United States District Court can either affirm or reverse the Appeals Council’s decision in whole or in part, and it also has the option to remand the case for a supplemental hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.

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If you are interested in appealing your claim to the United States District Court, please contact Viner Disability to discuss the details and procedural history of your claim.