SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY HEARINGS
If you are scheduled for a hearing regarding disability benefits with the Social Security Administration, you need to be prepared. New York Social Security disability attorney Richard R. Rowe provides his clients with the representation they need to pursue their disability benefits. If you are scheduled for a hearing, call today to see how Mr. Rowe can help you.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY HEARING
If your Social Security benefits have been denied and you are facing a hearing about that decision, Richard R. Rowe can represent you. Once your request for a hearing has been granted, you will appear before an Administrative Law Judge, who will make an independent decision on your case by reviewing evidence and testimony presented at the hearing.To prepare for the hearing, you should do the following:
The hearing will take place in a small conference room. The judge will sit at the bench, while a hearing assistant records the matter from another table. If there are any experts present, they will sit at that table as well. You and Mr. Rowe will sit at a separate table and face the judge. Mr. Rowe will have a computer in front of him. Everyone will have a microphone in front of them, except the hearing assistant.The judge will state the he or she is not bound by any prior denial of a claim, and can give a new decision on the matter. Testimony is given under oath, so you will be asked to swear or affirm that you will tell the truth. The judge and Mr. Rowe will go over various issues, and then you will be asked questions. The judge usually begins questioning, and Mr. Rowe can ask follow-up questions. These questions are mostly related to your background, such as your age, level of education, and work history. Questions specific to the claim include the reason for the disability claim, any medical treatment you have received, and the limitations that have arisen from the disability.
Once you have answered all the questions, the hearing will either be over or, if there are experts present, they will be questioned. Two types of experts are sometimes called to appear:
New York Social Security disability lawyer Richard R. Rowe can provide the guidance you need to navigate the Social Security Disability claims process. Mr. Rowe has years of experience representing a variety of clients before the Social Security Administration. He will analyze your file, prepare your case and testimony, and represent you at the hearing. Call us today at (631) 285-6500 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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