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 Calbom & Schwab, we protect the rights of individuals who want to fight their denied claim and get the Social Security disability benefits they deserve.
Putting Your Social Security Claim Back in Your Hands
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 of the way.
At the Washington state law offices of Calbom & 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. Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We have locations throughout Washington, and our lawyers serve clients across the country.