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Requesting a Social Security Disability Benefits Hearing

  • Published: May 20, 2013

After a Social Security disability applicant’s request for benefits is denied, he or she will want to work with Ocala disability lawyers to request a hearing before an administrative law judge. This is one of the first steps involved in appealing a negative ruling.

What Happens After Ocala Disability Attorneys Request a Hearing on an Applicant’s Behalf?

This request prompts the following steps, which may eventually lead to a hearing with an administrative law judge:

  1. Usually, an attorney advisor will evaluate a candidate’s application.
  2. The attorney advisor may contact the applicant’s Ocala disability lawyers to ask for more information.
  3. If necessary, the attorney advisor may also perform a pre-hearing conference with the candidate’s Ocala disability lawyers.
  4. The advisor will use the information gathered to either grant or reject the request for a hearing.

What If the Attorney Advisor Grants the Request?

At this point, an applicant’s Ocala disability attorneys have 30 days to file a request to progress to the hearing. Then, the applicant and his or her Ocala disability lawyers must attend the hearing before the administrative law judge. This can be accomplished in two ways:

  • Via video telecommunication
  • In person

What Might Occur At a Hearing?

Medical experts might attest to an applicant’s abilities and limitations so that an administrative law judge can gather information and later produce a verdict.

Contact Us

If you are applying for Social Security disability benefits and have been rejected, don’t wait to call the Ocala disability lawyers at the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC: 352-304-5300.

Claudeth Henry

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