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What Will Happen at My Disability Hearing?

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can be difficult and very time-consuming. After all the work you put in, and sometimes despite the fact that you do suffer from a disabling medical or mental condition, your application may be denied.

Disability Hearing

During your appeal of a denied Social Security Disability benefits application, you can request a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. This judge is in charge of the hearing and will determine whether you should in fact receive SSD. Call 512-454-4000

Did you know that you can appeal a denied disability application?

You have the right to appeal the decision and the right to a hearing before a judge to explain how your condition affects you and your ability to work. If your application for SSD benefits was denied, contact the Law Offices of Bemis, Roach and Reed. Our experienced disability lawyers have been serving clients in Austin, TX and surrounding areas for over 20 years. We can help you prepare for a disability hearing and will fight to get you the benefits you need. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.


What Will Happen at My Disability Hearing?

During your appeal of a denied Social Security Disability benefits application, you can request a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge. This judge is in charge of the hearing and will determine whether you should in fact receive SSD. Before the hearing, Bemis, Roach and Reed will help prepare you to answer questions about your condition. The judge will ask you similar questions during the hearing about how your condition affects your daily life and your work. Typically questions judges ask during disability hearings include:

  • How long can you sit comfortably before needing to move?
  • How long can you stand before needing to sit down?
  • How far can you walk before needing to stop?
  • Can you kneel, squat, or bend over?
  • What are your symptoms?
  • How long have you suffered from your condition?
  • How has your condition impacted your ability to work?

It is very important to be honest and specific with your answers.

These hearings are designed for the judge to get a detailed understanding of how your disabling medical or mental condition affects your life. Some questions may cause you to feel embarrassed, but remember that it is the judge’s job to know how well you can or cannot function. The judge will use the information you provide to determine whether you should receive disability benefits. Along with your answers, the judge will use your medical records to determine your eligibility. These medical records will prove that your medical or mental condition is severe enough to prevent you from working and functioning normally.

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How Can a Disability Lawyer Help Me?

The appeals process can be very complicated, and trying to prepare for a disability hearing alone is very challenging. Fortunately, you do not have to figure everything out yourself. Our skilled disability lawyers help Texans just like you appeal denied disability applications. We understand how disability hearings work and will thoroughly prepare you for your day in court. If you live in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Galveston, Central Texas, or Corpus Christi, contact us today for a free initial consultation.


Long Term Disability Lawyers

Unfortunately, about a quarter of people will become disabled during their working years. If an injury or illness is preventing you from working, you may be eligible to collect disability benefits. If you are thinking of filing for social security or long term disability we can help. If you have filed for benefits and been denied disability we can assist in your appeal. Don’t give up. Contact the experienced long term disability attorneys at Bemis, Roach and Reed today for a free consultation. Call 512-454-4000 and get help NOW.

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Bemis, Roach & Reed has helped clients who are disabled from a wide variety of medical conditions. If you are unable to work due to any of the following conditions and have been denied disability benefits, contact us. We would like to help.
 

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