Attorneys John Goss and John O’Neil attended an important training seminar this May in Indianapolis, which was hosted by the National Organization of Social Security Claims Representatives (NOSSCR). NOSSCR is a professional organization of attorneys who represent clients in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Appeal Process. Our attorneys at Goss and Fentress are members of NOSSCR.
One focus of this training was the representation of clients at the federal court level of the SSDI Appeal Process. This level of appeal can be reached after an administrative law judge has wrongfully denied a claim. Our intention was to further enhance our firm’s capabilities in handling these federal court appeals for clients who have wrongly been denied by administrative law judges in the earlier stages of the SSDI Appeal Process.
NOSSCR selected seminar instructors who are nationally recognized experts in this highly specialized area of law practice. Their presentations covered jurisdictional issues and deadlines;written pleadings necessary to institute a Social Security case in United States District Courts; issues that can be used to win appeals at this stage of the SSDI Appeal Process; and brief writing and oral argument before the United States district courts and courts of appeals. While Goss and Fentress already has years of experience with federal court appeals, this instruction will certainly help sharpen our skills so we can achieve even greater success in these difficult cases.
If you are searching for the best attorney to represent you in your SSDI Appeal Process, you should start by finding one who can take your case into the federal courts. That may eventually become necessary to complete the SSDI Appeal Process in your case. You should know that “disability advocates”, who are not licensed attorneys, will not be able to do this for you, because only licensed attorneys may practice in the federal courts. Moreover, even many attorneys prefer not to tackle cases at this level of the SSDI Appeal Process, as they are difficult and time consuming.
As you may be aware, there has been a dramatic drop in the approval rates for claims at the administrative level of the SSDI Appeal Process, and this drop in approval rates is reflected even with administrative law judge decisions. This means that there are increasing numbers of deserving cases that need to be appealed to the federal courts. The attorneys at Goss and Fentress are making a concerted effort to maintain a strong federal court appellate practice so that we can keep fighting in the face of this adversity.
If you need help with the SSDI Appeal Process, you need an attorney who can take your case all the way to the finish line. You should contact Goss and Fentress right now.