Phillips Disability, P.C. Blog

Options If You Cannot Appear or Afford to Attend a Disability Hearing

If you have appealed your disability claim and your request for reconsideration was also denied, a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is the next step. The ALJ will generally hold the hearing within 75 miles from your home. However, this… Read More

How Will Social Security Disability Benefits Change in 2021?

Each year in October, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reveals its annual changes to the Social Security program for the coming year. This includes, but is not limited to, updates on earned income limits and monthly benefit amounts for recipients. It… Read More

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

back to top

Call Us Toll-Free
1-800-503-2000