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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 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 [...]


Appealing Your Social Security Disability Decision

A large percentage of applicants decide to appeal after their initial disability applications are denied. If you decide to do that, you may want to ask Jacksonville social security disability lawyer Chantalle Harrington for advice in hopes of receiving a more favorable ruling in the future. There Can Be Four [...]


Sequential Evaluation Step 3: Listing of Impairments

Step 3 of the Social Security Administration’s sequential evaluation process for disability involves the Social Security Administration’s Listing of Impairments. The Listing of Impairments is a set of medical criteria that is found in the Social Security disability regulations and is used for the purpose of determining disability. The Administration [...]


Preparing for Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Wear What Makes You Comfortable. A common question for Jacksonville disability attorneys is: “What should I wear to the Social Security disability hearing?” Because the hearing is an informal one, wearing whatever makes you comfortable is enough. As long as your appearance is reasonable, there’s no need get all dressed [...]