CLS represents people with disabilities who have legal problems obtaining or keeping SSI benefits.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) sometimes makes mistakes in turning people down for SSI benefits. If you have been wrongfully denied, you should appeal right away – even before trying to get a lawyer. CLS may be able to represent you if you have been wrongfully denied SSI benefits.
Important: If you are currently receiving SSI benefits and you receive a notice saying that your benefits will be reduced or cut off, do not wait to file an appeal. You should appeal immediately. You must appeal within 10 days of the decision so that you can keep getting benefits while the SSA makes a decision in your case. If your benefits have been denied or cut off and you have a hearing scheduled, we are usually unable to take the case if the hearing is scheduled in less than 60 days.