If you receive a denial from a Social Security Administrative Law Judge, do not wait to appeal that decision. You have 60 days to file an appeal before the Appeals Council.
The Appeals Council looks at the Administrative Law Judge’s decision to see if they made an error in your claim.
This is a result you want to get.
It can take a long time to get an answer from the Appeals Council – anywhere from 15 to 18 months.
If you are denied again, it is another appeal… but your fight for benefits still is not over.