However, if your initial application has been rejected, you should consult with an attorney so that you
have one already lined up after what will likely be a rejection of reconsideration. You have 60 days
following the reconsideration rejection to file a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge, where you will then plead your case.

You should have an attorney or other qualified representative in
your corner before filing that request.

By now it should be easy to see why consulting with a social security disability attorney is a smart choice.