Cooper City

The ICC (Intercontinental Cup in Cricket) was played at Brian Piccolo Park in Cooper City. Ken Wagner, the famous defensive end of Troy State, was born here. The current population of Cooper City, a suburb of Ft. Lauderdale, is approximately 28,000 persons.

Cooper City Social Security Disability Lawyer and Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. will assess Social Security Disability claims in a free, in-office consultation. The Social Security Disability Claims Process takes the following steps in a typical case:

The Initial Claim is filed with the District Office or Field Office, via telephone, online or an in-person visit. If the claimant is “insured” by having paid sufficient Social Security taxes during past years, the file is sent to the Disability Determination Service (DDS), sometimes called the State’s Agency, to perform a medical evaluation. DDS will send forms for claimant completion; order medical records and some schedule the claimant for a medical examination.

Reconsideration If the claim is denied at the initial level, the file can be re- evaluated by the Disability Determination Services. This process takes about 4 months to complete and has a system-wide success rate of approximately 25%.

Hearing This step involves having the file sent to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR), for assignment to a Social Security Judge. The case is often initially reviewed by a senior staff attorney for consideration of a possible on the record decision. If the case does not result in a favorable on the record decision, it will be set for a live or video conference hearing.

Appeals Council If a case is denied at the hearing level, a claimant can appeal to the Appeals Council in Washington, D.C., by filing a request for review.

Federal Court If the Appeals Council does not provide the desired relief, the claimant may commence an action in Federal District Court.

Social Security Disability claimants living in Cooper City and Ft. Lauderdale will have their appeals heard by a Social Security Judge, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The Boca Raton law office of Randy Zeldin, Esq. is conveniently located on 6111 Broken Sound Pkwy NW, #200. Contact us at (561) 613-0101.

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