Explaining The Hearing Process
Unfortunately, most people who apply for Social Security Disability are denied. This means that most people will need to go in front of an Administrative Law Judge before they are awarded their benefits. This is generally a long process, the Social Security Administration is notorious for being backlogged months, or even years when it comes to Social Security Disability hearings. While many people look at this as a bad thing, we take this opportunity to make your case as strong as possible to go before the judge. We use this time to work with you and your doctors to produce as much beneficial evidence as possible to present to the judge.
Many people quit when they hear that they have to go in front of a judge, either because they are scared at the thought of meeting with a judge or because they think that since they have been denied already (sometimes twice) and that they will just get denied again. The truth is that with the right attorney there is nothing to fear when going in front of an Administrative Law Judge and the hearing is most likely the single most effective way of getting disability benefits.
Our office will make sure that both you and your case are prepared completely to go in front of the judge. We will make sure the judge has all of the evidence necessary to make a decision, and we will make sure that the judge knows exactly why you cannot work.
How to Request a Hearing
After receiving your denial, you have sixty days to submit your appeal with all of the necessary information. While two months is plenty of time to appeal a normal case, so many things can happen that make this impossible. If you move, change your phone number, are hospitalized or institutionalized, or if you just plain miss your denial you can miss your opportunity to appeal. Also, sometimes appeals are not just a simple mailing of a letter or click of a button, sometimes the Social Security Administration needs information that you do not have to accept an appeal. This is why it is extremely important to hire experienced attorneys to handle your appeal.
Call our office today and see if you qualify:
While we try to provide as much information on our webpage as possible, the best way to find out if you are eligible is to contact one of our Client Service Representatives today. You may reach our office toll free at 1-800-488-4775.