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The Social Security List of Impairments
Qualifying for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyer Info, Disability Back Pay

You can always choose to see the judge in person, which brings advantages



 
If you have been denied on a disability reconsideration and have requested, or are about to request a disability hearing, there is the possibility that may you end up having your hearing conducted at a site other than a social security hearing office...by video.

Hearings conducted by video can make it easier for both the claimant and the ALJ; however, a claimant who is uncomfortable with having a hearing by video has the right to an in-person hearing if they so demand.

Why are video hearings sometimes scheduled? Claimants have, in the past, been required to drive significant distances from end of their state to the next to get to a hearing office. Likewise, judges have been required to drive to satellite hearing offices to accomodate the inaccessibility of a hearing office. It is for such reasons that the social security administration began to make video hearings available.

Note: you always the right to decline a video hearing in favor of an in-person hearing, though this may result in a longer time to get a disability hearing date.








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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 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.