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Do I Really Need A Lawyer At My Social Security Hearing?

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: August 12, 2015
Do I Really Need A Lawyer At My Social Security Hearing?

The laws of Social Security are very complex and it is always it’s always advisable to hire a lawyer for your Social Security disability hearing. In the hearing you will go before an Administrative Law Judge, who will decide if you will receive disability benefits. You need to present a well-thought out case.

A Los Angeles SS lawyer can serve many purposes at a disability hearing and could make all the difference in the world as to whether or not you win your case. Your lawyer needs to be the one who questions expert witnesses, medical experts, and vocational experts.

Lawyers know precisely how to question witnesses at disability hearings. Social Security can bring in any witnesses they want and it is very common for them to do so. These witnesses are asked to testify as to the severity of your disability. Questioning the medical expert is especially crucial since after reviewing the medical information in your case, they will offer an opinion if you meet the requirements of a disability.

In addition, a Los Angeles Social Security lawyer knows when to object to specific questioning. If, by chance, there is no medical expert called in, your lawyer can have your hearing adjourned until one is arranged. This can often be the deal breaker for your Social Security disability hearing.

The vocational expert is there to decide whether you can perform your past work and whether there are any jobs you can perform despite your disability. If it is found that there are jobs you are able to perform then your case will likely be denied. Your lawyer will have the chance to question the vocational expert about all of your limitations.

Experienced Social Security lawyers understand all of the SSA’s requirements for a finding of disability. The lawyer knows what information is needed from your doctor, and if his clinical notes are sufficient proof of disability for your case. Also, lawyers get to know the Administrative Law Judges and know what their customary hearing procedures are. This makes preparing for the hearing much easier for your lawyer.

A Los Angeles Social Security lawyer will be crucial to the success of your case. Call the Law Offices of Tony Adderley today at (310) 554-5188. Allow Tony Adderley and his years of experience help you get the benefits that you deserve.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.