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Representation improves chances at SSDI or SSI hearings

An Indiana resident who has representation with them at their Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income hearing is more likely to win their case. Representation results in a higher win ratio because the hearings are comparable to court proceedings in which winning a case requires preparation and proper arguments. In most cases, it's necessary to demonstrate why the claimant should be given disability benefits.

Supreme Court to hear case on expert testimony

Expert testimony can have a major impact on disability benefits cases for people in Indiana and across the country. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case on whether experts need to provide evidence and data to back up their assertions about a disabled person's ability to work during a benefits hearing. The nation's highest court will hear a case brought by a former carpenter and construction laborer who applied for disability in 2009, citing his depression, Hepatitis C and degenerative disc disease.

Can my child with autism work and still receive benefits?

Many adults with disabilities enjoy holding down jobs. Work is an opportunity for them to socialize and to make meaningful contributions to the community. It can also enhance their self-confidence. You think that your adult child with autism could benefit from work and is capable of performing well in a few positions.

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