If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Depending on your work history, income level, and other factors, you may be approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Unfortunately, fewer than 1 in 3 people […]Read More
Disability Advocate vs. Attorney
If you are unable to work due to a disability, then you may be eligible for certain benefits from the federal government. Qualifying for these benefits – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – can be complex, particularly if your initial application is denied. That is why so many people choose […]Read More
Disability Hearing “Experts” – Who Are They and What Do They Do?
Most disability hearings have testifying experts. These experts may appear in person, or may testify over the phone. Vocational Experts The most common expert present at most hearings is a “Vocational Expert.” This expert will testify about whether individuals with particular medical restrictions can perform certain jobs in the national economy. Remember, the purpose of […]Read More
What Questions will the Disability Judge Ask?
As discussed in our previous post, your testimony will the most substantial part of the hearing. All testimony must be given under oath. You must swear to tell the “whole truth and nothing but the truth” under penalty of perjury. Everything you say will be recorded and made part of the “record” in the event […]Read More
What Happens At My Disability Hearing?
If you have appealed your disability denial, you will eventually have a chance to argue your case before an Administrative Law Judge. A hearing before a Judge is a legal proceeding. We highly recommend attending a hearing with a legal representative. In fact, if you show up to the hearing without an attorney, most Judges […]Read More