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How a Lawyer Establishes a Disability Case at an Appeals Hearing

The key to having a successful appeals hearing to obtain disability benefits is ensuring that your claim is fully developed and a clear theory of disability is established to the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). A theory of disability needs to be well-supported… Read More

Arguing Your Case Successfully at a Social Security Disability Hearing

If your application for Social Security Disability benefits was initially denied, a disability hearing is your first step in the appeals process. It is your next opportunity to have the merit of your case evaluated and to explain why you need disability… Read More

Am I Required to Attend a Social Security Disability Hearing?

If an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) schedules a hearing, you should attend. A disability hearing is your best shot at getting approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. If you fail to attend… Read More

Would Having a Lawyer Improve the Outcome of My Disability Hearing?

Most applicants who are initially denied disability benefits may not realize that being represented at the hearing level of the appeals process are twice as likely to be approved than an unrepresented applicant. A disability hearing before an administrative… Read More

Is Age a Factor in Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits?

The short answer is yes. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has some basic age categories that are used to decide whether or not to award disability benefits. For instance, the SSA will look at someone‚Äôs age as a determining factor if his or her… Read More

Obtaining a Letter From Your Doctor to Support Your Disability Case

Medical records are one of the most important components of a disability claim. Aside from providing these records to help prove the extent of your disability, a letter of support from your doctor can go a long way toward qualifying you for disability… Read More

Bringing a Witness to Your Disability Appeal Hearing

If your disability claim has been denied, you have the right to appeal this decision. Doing so may mean proceeding to a Social Security Disability appeal hearing. Attending this hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to answer questions about… Read More

What are Contingency Fees in a Legal Case?

There are no upfront costs under a contingency fee arrangement. Instead, attorney fees are advanced to the end of your legal case. At Dayes Law Firm, if we do not recover compensation for you, we do not get paid. Law firms accept cases on contingency… Read More

Am I Required to Attend a Social Security Medical Exam?

The short answer is yes. If you apply for disability benefits, you may be asked by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to appear at a consultative exam or CE. These medical exams are often requested when there is insufficient medical evidence to… Read More

How Social Media Could Be Used to Impact Disability Determinations

In its budget request to Congress for 2020, Social Security is looking to expand the use of social media networks in disability determinations. This is in part to help cut down on fraud and identify people who claim Social Security Disability benefits… Read More

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