The Social Security disability hearing is one of the most important aspects of the Social Security benefits application process. Having a successful hearing is vital, as a majority of claims are won in hearings. Hearings take place after an applicant has been denied at the initial and reconsideration stages of their application. Once an applicant has been denied, they can request a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge to argue their case. Social Security benefits hearings are the only part of the application process where an applicant can convey their argument in-person, in front of a judge.
Social Security benefits applicants have the choice of hiring a disability hearing attorney, or representing themselves instead in front of the judge. However, opting to represent yourself can be detrimental to your case. Statistically, applicants are significantly more likely to win their benefits claim in the hearing stage when they are represented by an attorney. Hiring a DC Social Security benefits hearing attorney is key to winning your claim and receiving the benefits you need. Fortunately, The Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers are experienced in Social Security benefits hearings and trial law. We can help you prepare for your hearing and successfully argue your case in front of the Administrative Law Judge.
The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm’s DC Social Security disability benefits hearing attorneys can help you in many ways leading up to, and during, your hearing. We will review your initial application, collect all necessary medical evidence for your case, find expert witnesses for the hearing, help prepare you for your hearing, and help represent you in front of the judge.
First, we will review your initial benefits application to get the full picture of your situation. We will analyze why the application was denied, and then collect any further medical evidence needed to strengthen your case. Leading up to the hearing, we will meet with you and help build a well-developed argument for your case. Sometimes, developing a strong argument involves calling in an expert witness. Our Social Security benefits hearing attorneys will find, if necessary, expert witnesses that will help argue your case in front of the judge.
In the weeks before the hearing takes place, we will meet with you to go over what to expect during the hearing. This involves explaining how the hearing works, asking practice questions that the judge may ask, and answering any final questions before the hearing. Finally, we will attend your hearing and help represent you in front of the Administrative Law Judge. By asking you the right questions in front of the judge, presenting the necessary medical evidence, and calling relevant expert witnesses, we can fight for victory during your hearing.
Applicants only have 60 days to request a hearing after receiving their notice of denial from the Social Security Administration. Additionally, if you lose your claim during a hearing, you may have to wait a significant amount of time to be granted another hearing through the appeals process. Because of this, it is imperative to contact our DC Social Security benefits hearing attorneys as soon as you have been denied benefits. We can help you navigate the hearing process and, ultimately, help you successfully argue your case in front of a judge.
Contact The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm today at 1-877-SCI-FIRM for a free consultation. We know the Social Security disability benefits process well, and we will fight for you.
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