Every claimant who is denied at hearing by an ALJ has the right to appeal that decision to the Appeals Council, which is a basic safeguard of every claimant’s due process rights. Unfortunately, data released by the Social Security Administration reveals that the number of successful appeals has plummeted over the past eight years.
In order to avoid a very long wait for a decision following a disability hearing, here are a few tips can help to keep the process moving along as quickly as possible.
It is an unfortunate reality that some claimants pass away while an application for Social Security Disability benefits is pending; however, if a claimant dies while their disability application is pending, the SSA provides that members of the claimant’s family may still recover their benefits.
Social Security evaluators and Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) use your education to determine what kind of work you may be capable of doing given your age and impairments.
If you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) and have been denied, you may wonder what you should do next. Choosing your next move carefully between appealing or re-filing can make all the difference to your claim.
Social Security has recently amended its regulations to require that claimants and their representatives in a Social Security disability claim must submit all evidence, whether helpful or not, that relates to whether a person may or may not be disabled.
It's time to separate myth from fact. It is not an uncommon belief amongst Americans today that many disability recipients are awarded benefits through fraud - but the facts may surprise you.
Find out what an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) does during the "post-hearing review" period once you have had your disability hearing.
Getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can take months, or even years, so it is vital to begin the process as soon as possible. Knowing how the process works can give you a better chance at success.
As part of the five-step disability determination process, the Social Security Administration must determine whether you can perform your past work, or adjust to different work in the national economy, given your physical and/or mental conditions.