The Disability Appeal Process

Social Security has multiple levels of appeals. The initial claim takes 3-4 months. If you are denied, you can file an appeal to ask for reconsideration of your claim. The reconsideration takes another 3-4 months. If your request for reconsideration is denied, you can request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. At the end of 2020, the wait for a hearing is nearly 8 months. The Social Security Administration’s backlogs create lengthy delays in the proceedings, which are very frustrating, and may make you want to forget the whole thing. We assure you, it is frustrating to us as well. To avoid problems and pitfalls, please be aware of, and make every effort to follow the procedures we recommend. We will do our best to secure payment of your benefits, but the Wheels of Justice often turn so slowly that they barely move.

Please call for your appointment today, and we will help you through this process.


Bourne Group is based in Jacksonville, FL and specializes in the appeal of Social Security Disability Claims and SSI Disability Claims pursuant to 20 CFR 404.1705. If your social security disability claim has been denied, call us now. NO FEES unless YOU win! Helping our clients with their Social Security Disability Appeals and SSI Disability Appeals is our ONLY business. We are SSI Disability Specialists.

Company Founder, Robert H. Bourne, Jr., retired from the Social Security Administration as Manager before starting this business and retired a second time in 2000. Robert H Bourne III has more than 30 years experience in dealing with Social Security claims. We promise to represent your interests to the best of our abilities and to bring all our knowledge, skill, and experience to your case. Your receipt of all the benefits to which you are entitled is our goal.