While you wait, make sure you are treating for your conditions and keeping up with evidence that can help you win when you finally get your chance in front of the judge. If you feel frustrated, remember - you're not alone in this struggle.
A hearing is an opportunity for the judge to see you in person, to ask questions, and to make a new decision that is based on more than just some paperwork. Here, we'll explain how that can really help your case.
It is an unfortunate reality that there are many critics of the Social Security Disability program, who despite evidence to the contrary, claim that benefits are too high, that the system is abused, and that it is simply too easy to get approved for benefits. Typical of this last argument is a statement made by Senator and Presidential Candidate Rand Paul, who recently proclaimed that “over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts — join the club. Who doesn’t get a little anxious for work and their back hurts?” [...]