Can A Decision from an Administrative Law Judge be Overturned?

Watch this video by dedicated Buffalo disability attorney Justin Jones, Esq. as he explains if a decision from an administrative law judge can be overturned.

One of the things we get asked a lot is if a decision from an administrative law judge or an ALJ can be overturned. After the decision, there are several steps of appeal.

I personally work in the Federal Court department. That is the second stage after the ALJ’s decision; what we do is file a complaint in the Federal Court trying to overturn the ALJ’s decision. What happens then?

The federal court can issue a decision affirming that the ALJ was right; that’s the worst case. What we’re trying to do is get a decision to overturn his decision. That means we can remand it and go back to a new ALJ for a hearing. That’s what we’re trying to do.

In a few cases, sometimes the ALJ’s decision will be completely reversed, and they will grant your benefits. That happens least often, but it is something that can happen. The most important thing is appeals after the ALJ’s decision. If you have an unfavorable decision from an ALJ, please call us. We can always review it and try to take your case forward.

At Hiller Comerford Injury & Disability Law, PLLC, our attorneys offer skilled guidance through the process. We have successfully helped thousands of clients receive Social Security benefits in a timely manner. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced Buffalo social security attorney