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What to Expect When Appearing at a Social Security Disability Hearing

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits and did not get a claims examiner to reconsider your application, the next step is to appear before an administrative law judge (ALJ) for a disability hearing. A disability attorney can argue… Read More

Why You Should Not Give Up If Your Social Security Disability Claim Is Denied

Millions of individuals apply for Social Security Disability benefits every year and unfortunately, only about 30 percent are approved at the initial claims process. Why is this the case? The reasons for being denied disability benefits vary on a claim… Read More

Why You Need to Submit Updated Medical Records at a Disability Hearing

When you apply for Social Security Disability or file for reconsideration, the disability examiner is responsible for obtaining your medical records. However, when you request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), it is usually no longer… Read More

Was the Administrative Law Judge Biased Against Me?

If your Social Security Disability claim was denied, and your reconsideration request about that denial was also denied, you can request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). While the hearing should be focused on the evidence, sometimes… Read More

How Long Will I Wait for an Appeal Hearing on My Disability Claim?

One thing many Social Security Disability applicants and potential applicants want to know is how long it will take to have a hearing if their initial application is denied. Many people know that a lot of applicants are denied when they first apply, and… Read More

How Many Times Can I Apply or Appeal a Social Security Disability Claim?

If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits more than once, you may wonder how many times you can appeal a claim or file a new one. You may be afraid that your chances of obtaining benefits are running out or have already run out. Below,… Read More

Should I Appeal or File a New Social Security Disability Claim?

If your Social Security Disability claim was denied, you may be thinking about filing an appeal or simply filing a new claim altogether. However, there are many reasons why it is better to file an appeal instead of a new claim. At Dayes Law Firm PC,… Read More

How to Prepare for Questions at an ALJ Hearing

If you are appealing your Social Security Disability claim to an administrative law judge (ALJ), you need to be prepared to answer questions from the judge or your attorney at the hearing. Your answers could be a deciding factor in whether you receive… Read More

What is a Vocational Expert?

A vocational expert is an expert witness who testifies at disability hearings about the claimant’s ability to perform different types of jobs that are currently available in the workforce. The vocational expert is knowledgeable about the current labor… Read More

The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Appeals Process

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a vital resource for low-income individuals who are not able to work because of a debilitating condition. Because of this, obtaining the compensation you need is important for your wellbeing. For this reason, the… Read More

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