If you filed for disability, your claim was denied, and you appealed, you will ultimately be scheduled to appear for a disability hearing before an administrative law judge. Going into your disability hearing with knowledge of what to expect will help you to feel confident and prepared. Below, your Lawrence Social Security disability attorney has outlined some general information about the hearing.
When you enter the hearing room, it will not be a large courtroom like you might see for other legal matters. Rather, it will be a small conference room with a table for you, your attorney, witnesses, and the judge’s assistant. The judge will have his own desk that is slightly higher than the conference table.
It is important to remember that the hearing will be recorded, so you should speak clearly and loud enough for the judge to hear you. You should never answer questions by simply using hand gestures or with phrases like “uh huh” rather than “yes” or “no.”
Hopefully, learning a few things about what to expect at your hearing has made you feel more prepared for it. When you sit down and speak with your Lawrence Social Security disability attorney about your case, he will be able to explain to you in more detail how your hearing will proceed. To get started today, call Gerard A. Palma at 888-295-4955.