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What Should I Do If I Have A Social Security Hearing



Social security recipients will usually attend a hearing if they dispute a recent change in the amount of benefits that they receive. Typically, you are denied benefits or have been receiving a decreased amount and want to reinstate your previous benefits. A hearing gives you the opportunity to explain your disability to the judge so that he or she can understand your situation. The judge may decide to reinstate your benefits after hearing your arguments in front of the court. According to the Social Security Administration, you will have to take the initiative and request a hearing date if you have been denied your benefits or if they have been reduced. A social security benefits lawyer can help you prepare for the hearing.

Prepare For Your Hearing

You will have to gather documentation to support your position at the hearing. If you want to receive additional benefits, then you will need to provide medical reports that discuss your disability. A list of all of the medications that you take can be helpful for proving your disabled condition. A social security lawyer will help you gather persuasive evidence to show the court why you should receive additional benefits. The lawyer may also help you with other aspects of the hearing process, such as submitting a request for reimbursement of travel expenses. The Social Security Administration will pay for your travel expenses if you are given a hearing at a courthouse over 75 miles away from your residence. Here are a few of the other ways that a social security benefits lawyer will help you prepare for your hearing:

  • Gather new medical evidence for your case.
  • Discuss the hardships you face with the judge.
  • Contact your doctors and surgeons.

If needed, contact a social security benefits lawyer to move forward in your case. A lawyer will help you fight for the compensation that you should be receiving due to your disability. A lawyer will also make sure you receive additional compensation for any new disabilities that you currently face.