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The Four Different Types of Appeal: Hearing
Posted in: Application Process on September 22nd, 2011

disability appealIt is extremely likely that your application for either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplement Security Income will end in appeal. Should this end up happening, there are four different types appeal that applicants go through. This article speaks about the appeal known as a hearing.

What Is a Hearing?

A hearing is exactly what it sounds like, that is, a face-to-face meeting with a judge, who will ultimately make the decision on your case. If you would like to undergo a hearing, be sure to fill out the Request for Hearing By Administrative Law Judge and an Appeal for Disability Report. These forms can be completed on the Internet, printed off and mailed in, or filled out directly at your local Social Security Administration offices. When you submit these forms, the Social Security Administration will then send your disability application and request for a hearing to the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

At this point, you may decide whether or not you would like to be present for this hearing. If you do not have representation, it is a good idea to be present. In the event that you do have representation, your representative will likely give you advice on the subject that is pertinent to your individual situation. After the judge speaks with you, or your representative, the judge will notify you in writing regarding his/her decision in your case.

Many people end up going through a hearing when applying for either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. It always helps to know what to expect before going into the situation. Be sure to learn all you can about Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income appeals. It will help you get through the process much faster.


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