What happens after I file a hearing request?

After you file a hearing request for your denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim, you will receive a letter from the hearing office.

Bill, in Carlsbad, California, asks “What happens after I file a hearing request for my SSDI claim?”

After you file a hearing request for your denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim, you will receive a letter from the hearing office. The letter will provide the contact information for your local hearing office including the address and phone number. The letter will also explain your right to representation (if you don’t already have representation).

At least twenty days before your hearing date you and your representative (if you have one) will receive a Notice of Hearing. The notice will include a form asking if you will be present at your hearing. You need to return this form to the hearing office.

If you are not able to attend your hearing at the date and time that it is scheduled you need to contact the hearing office as soon as possible and let them know.

You should also notify your attorney or representative if you are not able to attend the hearing on the scheduled date.

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