Appealing a denial of Social Security Disability (SSD) can be a long and stressful process. However, the last step in the appeals process is the level where most disability applicants are ultimately awarded benefits. Before giving up on your case, consider appealing your denial to a Federal District Court.
Although Social Security Disability (SSD) hearings are less formal than traditional courtroom trials, they nevertheless cause many people to feel anxious or stressed. Here is what not to say at your SSD hearing (and how to soften the blow if you can’t avoid it).
For Social Security disability claimants deep in the appeals process, a Social Security Disability Hearing in federal court is the last stop on the road to obtaining disability benefits. So what makes for a good case in federal court such that you have a shot at winning your appeal?
Our website includes a searchable database that lets you check the approval and denial rating of every ALJ in the country. Although there is no guarantee that your application will be approved, knowing the ALJ’s approval rating before the hearing can help you (or your disability attorney, if you hire one) better strategize how to present your case.
We recently added to our website a very helpful section entitled Judge Search. The main reason to search your judge is to see what percentage of the time your judge issues favorable decisions. The current national average for favorable decisions is 44%.
For most disability applicants, an administrative appeal is their first real chance at having their disability application approved. See who must be present at a disability hearing and what specific role each person has to play. Understanding that can help alleviate your fears.
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As you prepare for your disability hearing before a Social [...]