Overview of Disability
Disability Back Pay
Disability Advice Tips
How long do cases take?
How to win Disability
SSD Mistakes to avoid
Disability for Mental
What if you get denied?
How to file Appeals
Disability through SSA
SSI Disability Benefits
Disability for Children
How do I qualify for it?
Working and Disability
Disability Award Notice
Disability Lawyer Q&A
Disability Conditions List
What is a disability?
Your Medical Evidence
Filing for your Disability
SSD SSI Definitions
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Is there a way my lawyer can get my disability court date faster?
In most cases, probably not. It used to be that a person could ask for an expedited hearing based on dire need. And that's still possible, but hearings offices probably get a lot more dire need requests these days.
Sometimes, however, contacting a congressman can help to speed up a hearing. Finally, if a person's condition has gotten significantly worse it may be possible that their most recent records clearly establish that they meet the definition of disability used by SSA and demonstrate that they should be approved on the basis of a listing or through a medical vocational allowance.
If that's true, then the individual's attorney might wish to request an on the record review which would eliminate the need for holding an actual hearing. Which obviously saves a lot of time. However, to get an on-the-record review and hopefully get one's case approved without the need for a hearing, the records would have to clearly point out that either A) the case should have been approved in the first place and was mistakenly not or B) quite a bit has changed medically since the last denial.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
How to file for disability in Oregon
Can a lawyer get my disability court date faster?
If you are younger can you get disability?
What Social Security looks for in your medical records
How many hire a disability lawyer?
What can I expect from a Social Security Mental Examination or Evaluation?
Filing for disability with obesity
Applying for disability with depression
How to get disability for degenerative disc disease
How much do you pay a disability lawyer and how are they paid?
Forms for Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Criteria
Denied disability by ALJ
Filing for disability with spinal fusion
How to file for disability in South Carolina
Filing for disability with crohn's disease
Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:
Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI
These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits
How and why to check Social Security Disability Status
Social Security Disability back pay
Non medical requirements for disability
Qualifying for disability, SSD SSI
When does social security consider you eligible for disability benefits?
Who qualifies for SSI?
Forms to complete when filing, applying for disability
How long does SSDI and SSI disability take to get?
Filing for disability with Depression
Can You Get Approved For SSI or SSD Benefits with a Mental Condition
How long for a disability judge to make a decision?
While you are in your disability interview
The SSD and SSI definition of disability
Filing for disability with carpal tunnel syndrome
Social Security Disability SSI and Fibromyalgia
Can you work if you get a disability check?
Disability application denied
File for disability, the application
How to get disability benefits
Conditions that get approved for disability
How to Appeal a disability claim denial from Social Security