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Preparing for Your ALJ Disability Hearing

For most people, the disability hearing in front of an administrative law judge is the most important part of the process of obtaining Social Security benefits. You may feel discouraged, but with the right preparation you can demonstrate the full impact of your disability. At MySocialSecurityDisability.com, we protect the rights of individuals who want to fight their denied claim and get the Social Security disability benefits they deserve.

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In most states, when your initial application is denied, you will have a time limit to file a request for reconsideration. Most, though not all, states require you file a request for reconsideration. Check with your local Social Security office, or with us, to see what your state requires and the time limits that apply. If you have been denied, you still have options. The next step is to set up a hearing with an administrative law judge. The judge may have one or more medical experts there to testify, as well as a vocational expert. As your attorneys, we will prepare expert witnesses of our own seeking to establish your disability. 

This is the part of the process when people most often start working with an attorney. We know you have been through a lot already, but this is a key step that many deserving candidates must go through in order to secure the benefits they deserve. Depending on the seriousness of your injury, our lawyers may be able to shorten the wait for your disability hearing.

Why Work With Us?

As a law firm dedicated to helping disabled individuals obtain SSD and SSI, our goal is to make the process as simple as possible. We have created this website in order to give you complete and secure access to your file 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can assist you throughout the process and give you the information you need to make smart decisions every step along the way.

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At the Washington state law offices of Schwab and Schwab, we want to make the process of your disability hearing as simple as possible. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 9 to 5, and our bilingual call center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We have locations in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and — through MySocialSecurityClaim.com — our lawyers serve clients across the country.

Information Regarding Legal Topics

  • In a petition for review of the Benefits Review Board's determination that petitioner was not entitled to disability benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act, the petition is denied where psychological injuries that result from legitimate personnel actions are not compensable under the Act. Read More

  • Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance's (BJA) denial of claim for benefits by plaintiff and her three children under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Act (PSOB Act) 42 U.S.C. section 3796, is affirmed as the BJA correctly determined that plaintiff's deceased husband did not die as a result of the type of "injury" that is compensable under the PSOB Act. Read More

  • Decision of the Veterans Court holding that 38 C.F.R. section 3.343(a) does not apply to assignments of retrospective staged ratings that include a temporary total disability rating is affirmed as the Department of Veterans Affairs' interpretation of the applicability of the section is not plainly erroneous or inconsistent with the regulation. Read More

At this law firm you are a partner in the appeal process, they do all the work, but all the work they do is always open to you for review at any time, day or night. The whole processing of the claim by this law firm is transparent, there is nothing secret for fear that the client might not understand.

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