What Should I Expect At My Social Security Disability Hearing?
Social Security disability hearings are peculiar...to say the least. The fact you are going to "court," doesn't hold the same meaning as what you have experienced in the past or seen on television. First, your hearing is a closed hearing. It is always held behind closed doors and the public is not allowed to hear or see your testimony. Due to the sensitivity of medical records, federal law requires your information to remain private. Therefore, only the people sitting in the
Why past work is important when filing for Social Security disability benefits
For anyone who has attempted to file for Social Security disability benefits, the belief (for most) is that feeling really bad is enough to win your claim. Sadly, this could not be further from the truth. In order to received Social Security disability benefits, one must pass a 5-step process. While this process goes further in detail in other blogs, Step 4 is a determination that one cannot return back to work performed within the last fifteen years, and Step 5 is a determin