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Five Things That Happen At Your Social Security Hearing

Submitted by Deanna on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 08:13

If you were denied disability benefits and then also denied benefits at your reconsideration, your claim will progress on to a disability hearing. Social Security Administration (SSA) hearings are not like regular courtroom hearings. An administrative law judge (ALJ) presides over a disability hearing.

These hearings are not open to the public, so anyone accompanying you will be left in the waiting room. These hearings are usually held in small conference rooms or might sometimes be done by video conferencing.

How The SSA Determines If You're Disabled

Submitted by Deanna on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:13

If you're disabled and no longer capable of working, you may be wondering how the Social Security Administration (SSA) decides if you're disabled and no longer able to work. You may be surprised to know that there are many layers to disability approval, and no two cases are the same. The SSA will use its own medical manual, evaluations, and your work history to determine if you're disabled and unable to maintain employment.

Help! My Application was Denied at the Initial Disability Review

Submitted by Deanna on Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:51

Social Security disability benefits were created to help disabled Americans and their families by providing consistent income, vocational rehabilitation, and other services. If you can get approved, disability benefits give you and your family the ability to face everyday financial challenges when you’re unable to work.

Benefits may be available to you in two forms: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Each program has its own eligibility rules and you may be denied for one program, even if you are approved for the other.

Is a Second Social Security Application Approved Faster?

Submitted by Deanna on Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:31

If you’ve tried to get and been turned down for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) in the past, then you already know how long the disability review can often take.

You need disability benefits, but you don’t want to wait months again for Disability Determination Services (DDS) to review your claim only to be denied a second time.