What To Expect At Your SSD Hearing

If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied during your initial application and at reconsideration, it is important to understand that you are not alone. The Social Security Administration denies the vast majority of disability claims, at least initially. With the help of an experienced attorney, many people eventually receive the benefits they need and deserve at a hearing or an advanced-level appeal.

At the Law Office of Annette Rutkowski LLC, I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Indianapolis and Lafayette, I represent clients throughout central, western and southern Indiana. It's important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after your claim has been denied, as you have a limited amount of time to request a hearing.

Requesting A Social Security Disability Hearing

Your hearing will be your opportunity to present your case to a federal administrative law judge. It is important to have a lawyer represent you at this hearing. The hearing can be in person or on video. Unfortunately, most people have to wait a year or longer for a hearing.

As your attorney, I will help you prepare documentation of your disability for this hearing and be at your side from beginning to end. Following this hearing, the judge can either deny your request or award you disability benefits, along with past-due benefits.

You should be aware that many valid disability claims are denied following a hearing. However, a denial is not the end of the road. I also handle advanced appeals before the Social Security Appeals Council and in federal district court.

For more information about what to expect at your SSD hearing, call me, Indianapolis Social Security Disability hearing lawyer Annette Rutkowski, at 317-663-9781 in Indianapolis or 765-588-3593 in Lafayette, or complete our simple contact form.