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Telephonic Hearings for Disability Benefits During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has taken action to modify how it handles disability claims pending at the hearing level. Both Social Security offices and hearing offices have since been closed,… Read More

Why You Should Not Delay in Filing an Appeal If Denied Disability Benefits

Filing a claim for disability benefits can be complex and time consuming. Most applicants are often initially denied and have to go through the appeals process to obtain the benefits they need. Part of this process involves filing appeals within a timely… Read More

Can You Lose a Partial Award After a Social Security Disability Appeal?

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your claim, you will be given an established onset date (EOD), which is the date the agency believes your disability began based on your medical evidence. This date may be later than you approve and… Read More

Filing an Appeal When Social Security Disability Benefits Have Been Stopped

The Social Security Administration (SSA) sometimes stops claimant benefits if the agency decides he or she no longer qualifies. When disability benefits are stopped, you must act quickly to appeal, or else you could lose your ability to continue benefit… Read More

Disputing Proposed Jobs at an Appeal Hearing If Denied Disability Benefits

Your disability claim may be denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA) based on their belief that you are able to perform other types of work. If you do not agree that you are able to perform the jobs the SSA proposes, you may appeal this decision… Read More

How to Act and Present Yourself at a Disability Hearing Before a Judge

A hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is the second phase of the appeals process after a request for reconsideration on a denied disability claim is unsatisfactory. During this phase, the way you act and present yourself in court can have… Read More

Preparing to Attend a Social Security Disability Hearing

If your disability claim was denied, a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is the second level of appeals. A hearing gives you the opportunity to prove your disability in person, so it is important that you are prepared for your day in court. Below,… Read More

What Role Does a Lawyer Play at a Disability Hearing?

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies reconsideration for your disability claim, the next step is to request a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). At this stage, an experienced disability attorney could be an important asset to… Read More

Statements at a Disability Hearing That Could Hurt Your Case

Social Security Disability hearings can be a stressful experience after being denied benefits and not having your application reconsidered. You might have to wait for months or even more than a year to have a hearing scheduled before an Administrative… Read More

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

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