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Where Are Disability Hearings Held?

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If the Social Security Administration (SSA) has denied your claim for disability benefits, you have the right to appeal the federal government agency’s decision. The first step in the four-step appeal process is called reconsideration, which is the resubmission of the initial disability claim application.

A different team of medical examiners from the SSA reviews your appeal for reconsideration and if your appeal is also denied by the SSA, you have the right to file an appeal for a disability hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

How to Fill Out an Adult Function Report

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If you plan to file for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you can expect to complete and submit several forms that include an Adult Function Report. Also referred to as a Disability Function Report, an Adult Function Report provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) with answers to numerous questions that describe your Activities of Daily Living (ADL).

Documents to Share With Your Disability Attorney

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Living with a disability creates several challenges, from dealing with negative symptoms to managing finances without a primary source of income. Knowing how to hire a disability attorney can help you navigate the application process for receiving the financial assistance that you deserve. Most disability lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, which means they receive compensation when their clients get paid by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

What Benefits Can I Get From SSDI?

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If you can not work a full-time job because of a documented disability or illness, you could qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. SSDI benefits can cover your monthly living expenses, help you provide for your dependents, offer tax relief, cover your medical needs, and more. It could be the financial help you need during a trying time with medical issues.

How Long Does a Social Security Appeal Take?

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For qualifying Americans with disabilities, the Social Security Administration (SSA) administers a program that offers financial support. Candidates that meet the requirements must have a medical condition that precludes them from working and, consequently, from earning enough money to support themselves while employed.