What happens if my Social Security disability case gets denied?
You have the right to appeal the decision several times, including to U.S. District Court.
Administrative Law Judge Hearing: We will prepare your case your first appeal in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the Social Security Office of Hearings and Appeals.
Social Security Appeals Council: This group will review the ALJs decision, looking for procedural error.
Federal Court Appeals: Even if the Appeals Council denies you benefits, you can appeal your case through the Federal Courts. Perhaps once every year or two years, the United States Supreme Court actually hears an appeal about a Social Security disability case.