California Disability Hearings
Individuals who are unable to work due to a medical condition can apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration. However, the majority of initial claims are denied, which may necessitate filing a disability appeal. The appeals process is time-consuming and complicated, and it may require you to attend a disability hearing. Having an experienced disability benefits lawyer on your side is the best way to protect your rights.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker represents clients in the disability benefits claims process in California. We have a lot of experience dealing with disability appeals and representing clients at disability hearings. Our Southern California social security disability lawyer has a well-deserved reputation for being a dedicated disability advocate. When you consult with us, we will assist you in obtaining the benefits you are entitled to.
Please contact our law firm to schedule a consultation to learn more about the appeals process and better understand why you were initially denied SSI or SSDI benefits.
Please call us at 866-536-5788 to schedule your free consultation. Our lawyer and SSD benefits legal team may be able to advise you on how to best pursue your claim for Social Security disability benefits best and the appeals process.
Need To File An Appeal? Hire The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker
For a variety of reasons, applications for disability payments are frequently rejected.
The SSA Might Conclude:
- The illness does not fit the criteria for a disability.
- The claim is not supported by medical data.
- The application has inaccuracies and omissions.
- The candidate failed to pass the work credits requirement (SSDI).
When an initial claim is denied, the SSA sends a notice explaining why and informing the applicant of his or her right to appeal.
The first step is to submit a Reconsideration Request within 60 days of receiving the denial letter. An SSA consultant and a disability examiner who was not involved in the initial claim will reexamine the claim during the reconsideration stage.
Less than 20% of Social Security disability claims are approved at the reconsideration stage. If a reconsideration claim is denied, the next step is to request a disability hearing, which requires the assistance of the Disability Lawyers at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for best results.
What Happens at Social Security Disability Hearing in California?
Disability hearings are held at a Social Security Administration hearing office. An Administrative Law Judge presides over the hearing (ALJ). The ALJ is not a typical Judge. The ALJ only considers Social Security disability cases and is authorized to rule on these claims based on disability law considerations.
The only people present at a disability hearing are you, your Social Security disability lawyer, the ALJ, and any witnesses (medical and/or vocational experts that can elaborate on your medical records and ability to perform work).
The ALJ begins the hearing by introducing the participants and reading a statement of facts regarding the benefit claim. The ALJ will then ask you questions about your condition, disabilities, treatment, work history, and disability-related limitations. Preparation and advice from our Disability Lawyers on these questions is essential to a positive outcome. Furthermore, the ALJ will provide your Disability Lawyer the opportunity to ask additional questions that can further strengthen your case and give you a better opportunity to obtain a favorable decision.
During the hearing, no decision on the claim will be made. Instead, generally within 60 to 90 days of the hearing date, you will receive written notice of the ALJ’s decision. While the ALJ is not required by law to follow Social Security’s previous determinations and must evaluate the claim from a new perspective, it is critical that we provide the ALJ with a complete record of your medical condition.
It is important to note that a disability hearing is not the final stage of the claims process. If your claim is denied, you can request review by the Appeals Council.
Please do not try to navigate the complex world of disability law alone. If you lose your case, you may lose your opportunity to receive benefits that will allow you to maintain a comfortable standard of living. To schedule a case evaluation and learn more about your legal options, please contact our lawyers at 866-536-5788.
If You Have Been Denied Disability Benefits, Contact Our California Lawyers To Discuss Your Upcoming Hearing
It is critical that you have knowledgeable representation when you are facing a disability hearing. Our legal team can assist you in obtaining the medical evidence needed for the hearing and preparing you for the questions the ALJ will ask at the hearing. We will increase the likelihood that you are approved for Social Security disability benefits by further developing the testimony from you and any experts at the hearing
We know that pursuing a disability benefits claim requires patience and determination. You can count on us to be there for you every step of the way, providing legal advice as well as moral support. You pay us nothing until we win your claim because we handle all disability benefits claims on a contingency basis.
Don’t go it alone if you’re looking for Social Security disability benefits or if your claim has been denied. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 866-536-5788 today!