If your claim for Social
Security disability benefits or supplemental security income is
denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. If you are of the
honest opinion that you are physically or mentally incapable of
working, disability lawyers can help.
Legal Representation at
Your Disability Hearing
If your claim for SSDI or SSI
has been denied, you can hire
a lawyer in Oak Ridge
and appeal the decision in the presence of an administrative law
judge. There is a considerable backlog of cases. It may take as long
as a year, or even more, before your hearing date. Because of the
long waiting time, there is no great urgency in hiring a lawyer.
However, you must request a hearing within 60 days of receipt of your
notice of denial. Your reasons for appealing the decision can be very
general and you must state that you will be hiring a lawyer to
represent you. It is your responsibility to advise the Social
Security administration once you have chosen your representative.
Before the hearing, your
lawyer will prepare you. Your lawyer will explain the protocol, how
the hearing will be conducted, and what is expected of you. It may be
necessary to get updated information from your medical providers,
information that can augment and support your claim.
If your lawyer feels there is
sufficient supporting information, he or she may ask the judge to
make an “on the record” decision. If this request is not granted,
you and your disability lawyers can present your case in person.
The expertise and experiences
of lawyers in Oak Ridge are invaluable when it comes to evaluating
your work history and current abilities. During the hearing, your
lawyers act on your behalf, responding to, and questioning,
vocational and medical experts who are present.
Disability lawyers can help
you win your claim for disability benefits. Contact the Law
Offices of Miller & Drozdowski, P.C.
near Oak Ridge for details. For more information, visit
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