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Preparation Helpful for Social Security Disability Hearings

If an Arizona resident of average working age is incapable of engaging in gainful employment tasks due to a physical or mental impairment, he or she may be eligible for certain benefits. The process involved in filing for Social Security Disability benefits is often complex, and not every request is granted. If a particular claim is denied, it may be appealed, and if, upon reconsideration, a second denial is issued, a request for an administrative hearing may be filed.

Chances of success would likely not be very high if a person were to enter hearing with little to no preparation. In fact, without acquiring adequate information ahead of time regarding the process, one might not even understand events as they unfold inside a courtroom. This is why most people choose to enlist the aid of experienced attorneys before heading to court.

As a personal advocate, an attorney can explain what a client can expect in relation to the SSD hearing process. For instance, it's common for witness testimonies to be heard, which may include but are not limited to medical and vocational experts. One could also expect a judge to ask various questions regarding tasks that can or not typically be accomplished those who have a particular disability.

Generally speaking, there's a 60-day grace period after receiving notification of a denial before a request for an administrative hearing must be filed. The interim time is perfect for seeking clarification about the Social Security Disability hearing process and arming oneself with as much information as possible to prepare for court. One of the easiest means for doing so is to schedule a meeting with an experienced Arizona SSD attorney.

Source: FindLaw, "What Happens at a Disability Hearing?," accessed on Sept. 27, 2017

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