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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

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

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