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

How Do You Win An SSI or Social Security Disability Hearing?

Many think there is some secret way to win an SSI hearing, however there is no secret way. Frankly, you can win your SSI hearing by being thoroughly prepared for your hearing before the social security administrative law judge. Now you may be asking yourself, how can I be thoroughly prepared to win my SSI hearing?

You can prepare yourself for your Social Security Disability or SSI hearing by obtaining a Social Security Disability representative. Individuals who retain a Social Security representative are more likely to win their SSI or Social Security Disability hearing than those who attempt to represent themselves (national statistics indicate individual’s who have representative win more disability hearings) at their SSI hearing. Social Security representatives are familiar with Social Security Disability rules and guidelines; consequently they are able to present the facts of your disability claim in a way that is more favorable you.

Additionally, your Social Security representative will obtain any current medical records, physician statements, or any other information that may aid in winning your Social Security Disability or SSI hearing.

Other than obtaining a Social Security representative, what can you do to win your Social Security Disability or SSI hearing? You should show up at your hearing on time, since most administrative law judges have little patience for tardiness. Also, you should wear appropriate attire for your Social Security Disability or SSI hearing, dress as you would for any other important court appearance. Lastly, be prepared to answer questions about your disabling condition or conditions, and how the limitations imposed by your condition have prevented you from performing routine daily activities including work activities.

For the most part, your Social Security Disability or SSI hearing will be your best chance to win disability benefits. Administrative law judges have more leeway in making their disability determinations than state disability agencies. You should do all that you can to improve your chances of winning your hearing. If you follow the above mentioned tips, you may dramatically improve the likelihood of winning your SSI hearing.

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

Can you get temporary Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

Permanent Social Security Disability

What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?

Who is eligible for SSI disability?

Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?

What makes a person eligible to receive disability benefits?

Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?

What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?

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.

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