When you have a disability severe enough to keep you from holding down a job in Mississippi, you may attempt to secure assistance from the government in the form of Social Security disability benefits. Intended exclusively for Americans who have severe, long-term disabilities, disability benefits can be hard to obtain, and many applicants receive denials in response to their initial claims for benefits. At the Davis-Morris Law Firm, we understand that you may end up taking part in a Social Security disability hearing after the U.S. Social Security Administration denies your benefits claim, and we have helped many clients prepare for these hearings and enhance their chances of a successful appeal.
According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, a Social Security disability hearing gives you an opportunity to plead your case in front of an administrative law judge using a video monitor. It also gives you an opportunity to gather evidence and witnesses who can appear with you and potentially strengthen your case for disability benefits. So, how does the process typically work?
Once you request a video hearing for disability benefits, you should receive word of where you need to go to take part in it at least 75 days before you need to appear. You will then, alongside any witnesses or representatives you plan to have advocate on your behalf, need to appear at the predetermined time, and at the predetermined place, so you can connect with the judge using state-of-the-art video equipment.
Once you and any doctors, witnesses or others you brought with you speak with the judge and answer any questions he or she has, the hearing will conclude. The judge will then review all evidence in your case and ultimately issue his or her decision on the matter. You can find more about this topic on our webpage.