Understanding the Social Security Hearing Procedure
It’s common for disability claimants who have reached the hearing stage of the process to want to know exactly what the hearing will be like prior to the hearing date. They may ask their Ocala Social Security disability attorney for detailed questions about the judge, the questions or the procedure that will be followed.
What the Social Security Hearing Procedure Will Entail
Unfortunately, your Ocala Social Security disability attorney can tell you that the regulations do not set forth very detailed procedures for disability hearings. The stated purpose of the hearing is to provide an avenue for the administrative law judge to inquire fully into the issues, question you (the claimant) and other witnesses regarding your disability and review any evidence that has been submitted.
The Hearing Will Vary Depending on the Administrative Law Judge
How the judge goes about conducting the hearing will be somewhat up to them. Each individual judge may have certain preferences for how to hold the hearing, such as the length and content of their opening statements or the questions they choose to ask witnesses. The judge may want to ask you questions before your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer questions you, or the judge may want to ask follow-up questions after your lawyer. The judge may want witnesses to remain in the hearing room or for them to leave.
If you bring witnesses to the hearing, they will testify under oath and may be questioned by your attorney or the judge.
Consult with an Ocala Social Security Disability Attorney
Make sure you are prepared for your disability hearing. Talk to an Ocala Social Security disability attorney at CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC. Call 352.304.5300.