“image

How to file for disability, Filing for SSI
Disability Requirements, Disability Status
How long is the wait?, Disability Application
The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

Will Social Security contact you to schedule your Disability Hearing?



 
Several posts back, I mentioned an individual who was frustrated with the various forms that are mailed out by the social security admninistration when an SSD or SSI case is being evaluated. Something I forget to mention is this. The individual seemed to have the impression that social security would actually contact him, prior to the scheduling of his Social Security Disability hearing, to check his availability for possible hearing dates.

Well, in a better world that might happen. But, as things stand currently, the social security administration does not do this with disability hearings, nor does it check with claimants regarding their "availability" before disability medical exams are scheduled.

Simply put, a disability examiner will schedule a claimant for a consultative medical examination (actually, a special office at DDS actually does this, not the examiner himself) or a hearing office will schedule a claimant for a hearing date and then the notice will be sent. No advance calls are made to determine whether or not this will fit into the claimant's schedule.



Claimants who receive appointment letters for hearings and exams and have scheduling conflicts may always call and request a new appointment date, but, generally, the assumption is made that the claimant will comply with the date they have been scheduled for.








Essential Questions

What is the Social Security Disability SSI list of impairments?

Can you work while getting or applying for Disability?

How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?

Tips for getting Social Security Disability or SSI benefits approved

What medical conditions will get you approved for disability?

What kind of Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?

Receiving a Disability Award Letter

Conditions Social Security will recognize as a disability

Previously answered questions regarding SSD and SSI

Applying for disability in your state



Most popular topics on SSDRC.com

Social Security Disability SSI Questions

The listings, list of disabling impairments

Can a mental illness qualify you for disability?

Disability Lawyers prevent unnecessary denials

How much Social Security Disability SSI back pay?

How to apply for disability for a child or children

Filing a Social Security Disability SSI application

Filing for disability - when to file

How to apply for disability - where to apply

Qualifications for disability benefits

How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits

Qualifying for Disability - The Process

How to get disability for depression

Getting disability for fibromyalgia

SSI disability for children with ADHD

What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?

Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability

Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips

More Social Security Disability SSI Questions

Social Security Disability SSI definitions

What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?



New and featured pages on SSDRC.com

Who can help me file for disability?




Related pages:

How do I apply for disability, when
How to File for SSI
Disability requirements, eligibility, criteria
Who is eligible for SSI, how do I apply?
Applying for disability, medical conditions
How do you Apply for SSI?
What Conditions Qualify For Social Security Disability?
Disability requirements and how to file in Missouri
Getting a good disability lawyer
Social Security Disability listings and medical exams
Not taking medications can affect a Social Security Disability SSI claim



These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

What Mental Problems Qualify for Disability?
Disability for a mental condition
Tips for Filing for disability
Financial Help Filing For Disability
Checklist for filing for disability, SSI or SSD
Qualifying for disability benefits, how to qualify for SSD or SSI
Filing a disability application: the steps
Disability award notice, how long it takes to get benefits
How to Apply for Disability - Where do I go?
What makes you eligible to get disability?
How to check my disability claim status?
Can a disability attorney speed up a disability case?
SSI disability Award Letter
How long to get approved for disability?
How to apply for disability benefits
How long does disability back pay take?
What are qualifications for getting disability?
What medical conditions can you file disability for?
Disability Lawyer help questions
Social Security Attorneys, Disability Representatives








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 former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, 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.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.