I Have a Hearing and I’m Scared!

What to Know About Your Hearing

California SSDI and SSI Lawyer

There are potentially several stages involved in the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). First, a person must submit an initial application. If that application for SSDI or SSI benefits is denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA), the applicant must submit an appeal for reconsideration within 60 days.

If a timely appeal is made, the applicant’s claim is reviewed under reconsideration. If the SSA denies the applicant’s claim after reconsideration, the applicant has 60 days to file an appeal seeking a hearing in person before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

About the Hearing

The hearing itself is rather informal, but it is best to be dressed appropriately with a neat, clean appearance. If you do not know what to wear or have other questions about your hearing, call Jorgensen Law at 888-855-2948. Our law office is located in San Diego, California. We are pleased to assist people throughout the state of California.

The average time required to schedule an ALJ hearing is approximately 8-12 months, and after your hearing, the judge will typically take between 30 to 120 days to issue a decision. If you have an attorney, your attorney will receive a notice or your approval or denial of benefits from the Social Security Administration at the same time that you do, so they will not know the outcome of the case before you do.

Contact Jorgensen Law

The best way to protect your rights and increase your chances of receiving maximum benefits in the fastest manner possible is to retain an experienced Social Security Disability attorney. Our firm has an astonishing record of success in Social Security cases, having helped approximately 90 percent of our clients receive benefits.

To contact our San Diego, Los Angeles or Riverside, California law office for a free consultation, call 888-855-2948, or contact us by e-mail.