If you application for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits was denied you have the right to file an appeal. Social Security has an appeal process in place to handle your claim. The appeal process is comprised of a request for reconsideration, hearing, appeals council, and filing your case in Federal Court.
Typically you have 60 days from the date of the denial letter to file your appeal. Social Security will still accept your appeal request after 60 days if you have good cause for filing late. You may have an attorney represent you at the hearing stage of your appeal.
To start the appeal process on your SSI claim call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213.
For more information about appealing Social Security read our section on disability appeals.