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What Happens at the End of My Social Security Disability Hearing?

After the close of testimony at your hearing, your Jacksonville disability lawyer will have an opportunity to make a closing statement to the administrative law judge. A closing statement is your attorney’s final chance to advocate on your behalf, meant to remind the judge of the strengths in your case, [...]

 

How Does the Social Security Administration Make Its Decisions?

For disabled workers, waiting for the Social Security Administration to make a decision about disability benefits can be the most agonizing aspect of the process. Even with the support offered of your Jacksonville disability lawyer, it is often difficult to withstand the decision-making process, especially if required to attend a [...]

 

Preparing for Your Disability Benefits Hearing

The best witnesses are prepared, but not rehearsed. It is often transparently obvious when a witness has been coached and told what to say on the witness stand. If you are facing a Social Security disability hearing, you are encouraged to contact a Jacksonville disability lawyer as soon as possible [...]

 

The 12-Month Duration Requirement

In order to qualify for benefits, your impairment must last or be expected to last for a continuous period of 12 months. If your impairment comes and goes or has short periods of relief, you can still meet the duration requirement if you are unable to engage in substantial gainful [...]

 

The 12-Month Duration Requirement

In order to qualify for benefits, your impairment must last or be expected to last for a continuous period of 12 months. If your impairment comes and goes or has short periods of relief, you can still meet the duration requirement if you are unable to engage in substantial gainful [...]

 

Social Security Disability FAQs

The following are common questions and answers that some Social Security disability claimants may have. If you have additional questions regarding your particular case and situation, you may want to consider utilizing the services of a skilledJacksonvilledisability lawyer to help you resolve your issues. 1.)  The front page of the [...]

 

Pitfalls of Video Disability Hearings

It often happens that the administrative law judge (ALJ) is in one location and you, the claimant, are in another. Thus, the hearing is held by video. There could be any combination of in-person and video appearances: the expert can be in a different location from the ALJ and the [...]

 

Your Education and Work History

When trying to obtain Social Security disability benefits, your Jacksonville disability lawyer will advise you that you will be asked certain questions about your education and work history. With respect to your education, you will be asked about the highest grade that you completed in school, whether or not you’ve [...]

 

The Social Security Appeals Council Review and the Federal Court

If the administrative law judge (ALJ) who hears your disability case issues an unfavorable decision, either you or your Jacksonville Social Security disability attorney can ask for the Appeals Council to review that decision. The Appeals Council, which is located inFalls Church,Virginia, may decide to review the decision of the [...]

 

Exceptions to the Five-Step Sequential Evaluation

The five-step sequential process establishes two “routes” for finding a claimant disabled enough to receive Social Security disability benefits. If you fail to meet the requirements of this evaluation process, you may still qualify for disability benefits if you fit one of the three exceptions. An experienced Jacksonville Social Security [...]