Social Security Hearing
Make Your Next Step the Right One
If you are at the hearing stage of the Social Security Disability process, you have already been denied twice. You have already been through a lengthy, challenging process, and you might be despairing as to whether you will ever receive your benefits at all.
You are not alone. Most people are denied Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits the first time. Also, do not give up.
With more than 50 years of experience with the Social Security Disability process, our lawyers know that there is still hope. At Midwest Disability, P.A., we have helped many clients throughout the country obtain benefits even after having faced denial of benefits at the initial application and reconsideration stages of the process.
We can help you no matter where you live in the U.S.
A New Opportunity
The administrative law judge is similar to a civil or criminal law judge. He or she has the power to make binding decisions on your case — either in your favor or not. Similarly, the Social Security hearing before the judge is like a trial in many respects. The judge will look at evidence and hear testimony before making a decision as to whether to reverse the denial of your claim.
Although many people get nervous about the prospect of appearing before a judge, there are some important benefits to this stage:
- Make your case: This hearing is a great opportunity to explain your physical limitations, why you cannot work, your medical history and the treatment you are receiving. In some cases, we can bring in witnesses and medical experts to testify on your behalf, as well.
- Put a face to your file number: In the entire SSD/SSI process, this is your one main opportunity to humanize your case before the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Administrative Law Judges (ALJ) are more likely to be empathetic to a human being standing before them than a case number.
The ALJ hearing is an important stage in the process. The majority of people who obtain benefits after being denied on the initial application obtain their benefits here. We have the experience and skill to represent you at an ALJ hearing in your location, and we will walk you through the process.
Check out our article on SSD hearings and Administrative Law Judges to learn more.
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We understand the challenges and anxieties of being unable to work, and we know how stressful the SSD/SSDI process can be for people. We take pride in providing our clients with exceptional representation combined with unique, personalized care. We are here to help.
To learn more about the Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income hearings with the administrative law judge, see the Social Security Disability Information Center and FAQ sections of this Web site. Contact us online or call our offices directly at 888-351-0427 for a free case evaluation and consultation with one of our attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through the Social Security process.