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Using an Attorney for Your Disability Claim

  • Published: September 13, 2012

Many claimants do not hire an Ocala, Florida disability attorney until they receive a denial. The initial application process is fairly straightforward, but once your claim has been turned down, you may need to consider legal assistance, especially when you are called to attend a hearing.

Before the Hearing

Consider just what needs to be done to win your claim. What needs to be established, and what evidence needs to be gathered? In a nutshell, this is largely what your Ocala, Florida disability attorney will work on before you attend the hearing. More specifically, he will do the following:

  • Obtain pertinent reports from your treating physician(s)
  • Refer you to a specialist for additional tests
  • Seek an evaluation of your inability to work from a vocational expert
  • Subpoena witnesses
  • Request that your prior, denied application be reopened
  • Ask for a waiver of the time limit
  • Prepare you for your testimony

During the Hearing

Your Ocala, Florida disability attorney will accompany you to the hearing. The following are the main functions he will perform there:

  • Submit a written summary of the evidence supporting your claim
  • Object to improper evidence or procedures, if necessary
  • Cross examine any adverse witnesses
  • Present a closing statement

    He will also request a review by the Appeals Council if your claim is denied again. If you win, he will make sure that SSA calculates your benefits correctly.

    Call Us

    If you become disabled and cannot work for an extended period of time, you may qualify for disability. Call Ocala, Florida disability attorney CJ Henry for a consultation today at (352) 304-5300.

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