What To Expect At Your SSD Hearing

If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, it is important to understand that you are not alone. The Social Security Administration denies the vast majority of disability claims, at least initially.

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. With the help of an experienced attorney, many people eventually receive the benefits they need and deserve at a hearing.

At the Law Office of Annette Rutkowski LLC, I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Indianapolis, Lafayette and Franklin, I represent clients throughout central, western and southern Indiana.

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. Once the judge makes a decision, they may either deny your request or award you with disability benefits, along with past-due benefits.

While it is important to act quickly, the unfortunate reality is that 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. I will be at your side from beginning to end.

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.

Serving Clients Throughout Indiana

For more information about what to expect at your SSD hearing, call me at 317-663-9781 in Indianapolis, 765-588-3593 in Lafayette or at 317-818-6003 in Franklin.

I also welcome your questions by completing my online contact form.