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Will I get an on the record review and be able to skip going to a disability hearing?



 
While you can contact your local Social Security hearing office to request an OTR decision, you most likely would not be able to write your own brief regarding (summation of what qualifies you for disability) and gather the medical evidence to support the request in a way that would be conducive to your getting an OTR approval. You as a regular person are not likely to know about Social Security disability law or guidelines, consequently disability attorneys and Social Security representatives initiate most OTR requests.

They will not initiate an OTR unless they think your disability case has additional compelling medical evidence to support the severity of your disabling conditions. Once they request the OTR, it goes to an ALJ for review. They may contact your attorney or you during their evaluation if they have questions.

Once the ALJ has reviewed your file, they make their determination. There are times, however, when your representative did not request an OTR, but your disability claim is referred for an OTR. Generally this happens when an attorney adjudicator, employed by Social Security to review disability claims, determines a decision might be able to be made by the ALJ without a hearing.

Attorney adjudications are doing this to reduce hearings office workloads and to shorten overall wait times for disability hearings. There is no need to worry that an OTR review will compromise your chances of being approved for Social Security disability. If the ALJ is not able to approve your disability claim with an OTR, your disability case will still be scheduled for a hearing at a later date.

No matter who initiates the on the record review, you and your representative will be notified of their decision. If you are approved through your OTR, you will not have to attend a disability hearing. If you are not approved this way, you will be scheduled for a disability hearing when the ALJ hearing schedule permits.















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These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

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How to check Social Security Disability Status
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How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
How much does disability pay?
Can I get permanent Social Security Disability or SSI?
How long will it take to get a disability decision letter?
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
How Long to get a Disability Hearing decision?
How long to get disability benefits after you receive an award notice?
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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

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