Preparing for a Social Security Disability Hearing
Going into a Social Security disability hearing uninformed and unprepared can not only be nerve-wracking, but it can also be very dangerous to your chances of success.
I am Timothy White, a Chicago disability hearing attorney who has helped thousands of adults and children with a wide range of Social Security benefits issues, including appeals and disability hearings. At my Chicago law firm, I work closely with my clients to educate them, prepare them and help them pursue the very best results possible.
Defending Your Case
If your initial claim is denied, I can help you to appeal the decision. If that appeal is denied, the third level of the appeals process is a disability hearing with an administrative law judge. This hearing is a chance for the judge to gather additional information and evidence about your disability, and it is an opportunity for you to present a strong case for your claim.
If you do not have an experienced lawyer on your side, however, you run the risk of allowing the court's medical experts and vocational experts to testify without question in your case. When I represent clients, I carefully prepare them for the kinds of questions and hypothetical scenarios that the judge may pose. I can also cross-examine the medical experts and vocational experts on my client's behalf.
Evidence and Preparation: Two Keys to Success
Evidence wins cases. Although you may be disabled, you can still easily lose your case if you cannot prove your disability. My law firm works to obtain all necessary evidence, such as:
- Medical doctors' reports
- Psychiatrists' opinions
- Treatment records
- Hospital records
In addition to gathering vital evidence, I carefully prepare each client's exhibit files for the hearing. After summarizing the evidence in each file, I can direct the judge's attention to specific pages and exhibits that support my client's claim.
Talk to a Oak Park Social Security Disability Attorney
Arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced Chicago disability hearing attorney. Simply call The Law Offices of Timothy R. White locally at 773-295-2179 or toll free at 877-851-4243, or fill out the online contact form.