Social Media During the Disability Claim Process

Once you file for disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may look into your social media profile. In this article, we’ll explore how this can impact your claim. We will also discuss best practices for using social media appropriately during the disability claim process. Social Media and the Disability Claim Process We use social media…

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The Role of Medical Experts at a Disability Hearing

If your initial application for Social Security disability benefits has been denied, you should request a hearing. This is one of the first available steps in the disability application appeals process. At this hearing, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from the Social Security Administration will oversee the process. Furthermore, the ALJ will evaluate your claim,…

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What Happens at a Disability Hearing?

The reality is that many applications for Social Security disability benefits are initially denied. Fortunately, many applicants find success and different levels of appealing such a denial. If your application has been denied, you can always petition for reconsideration. If reconsideration does not help, you can proceed with the next level of appeal in the…

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Preparing for Your Telephone Disability Hearing

Sometimes, you can’t appear in person for your disability hearing or you have a preference not to appear in person. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Social Security Administration (SSA) began allowing disability applicants to appear via telephone. Video hearings are also available now. There is a different dynamic to having a telephone…

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What to Say (and Not Say) at Your Disability Hearing

Although it often comes as a big disappointment, initial Social Security disability claims are commonly denied. Fortunately, there is greater success when appealing denied claims. After your claim is denied, you will be able to request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Your day in court can be a great opportunity to get…

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