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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

How to Request a Hearing before a Social Security Administrative Judge

If your disability application has been denied disability benefits after a reconsideration review, the next step is to ask for a Social Security Disability appeal hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). Having legal representation from… Read More

SSD Denial: Why You Should Hire a Disability Benefits Attorney to Help You Appeal

If you have been denied Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you have the option to appeal the decision through reconsideration. This is the first level of the appeals process and it allows your application to be reviewed by a different disability… Read More

Some Americans Die Waiting 2+ Years for Disability Hearings

The growing wait time for approval of disability benefits is a problem that continues to plague the process. Some people become homeless waiting for a Social Security disability hearing, while others cannot afford their medications and still others die… Read More

Cost of a Federal Disability Hearing

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and your claim was denied at both the hearing level and by the Appeals Council, the next step will be to file a lawsuit against the Commissioner of Social Security in federal court. This can… Read More

Filing a Dire Need Letter

Many people applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits often experience delays in the process. This can put them in a difficult financial situation, where they may risk of losing access to basic needs and necessities. Applicants may be able… Read More

How Supportive Letters from Others Can Help Your Claim

When it comes to presenting your claim for Social Security disability benefits before an administrative law judge (ALJ) at a hearing, the more details and information you can provide about the debilitating qualities of your condition, the better. One… Read More

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