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The Disability Hearing – Your Chance to Be Heard

If you have been denied Social Security disability benefits after reconsideration, you may request a disability hearing before an administrative law judge. Because the judge will not have prior knowledge of your case, it is critical that you are well prepared for the hearing.

I am attorney Michael J. Joshi and I have experience representing people at Social Security disability benefits hearings. I understand the importance of gathering the medical evidence and other information you need in order to present a strong case at your hearing. Contact me at 913-428-0199 or toll free at 800-566-7492 to discuss your Kansas or Missouri Social Security disability case.

Be Prepared in Advance

Your disability hearing will be conducted by an administrative law judge who did not participate in the original determination or the reconsideration of your case. You need to make sure that your file includes the information the judge wants to see.

This is also your opportunity to present new information about your case. It can be confusing to compile the proper medical reports and forms necessary for a disability hearing. Hiring an experienced lawyer can be very helpful and may allow you to present a better case.

You have only 60 days after receiving your reconsideration denial to request a hearing. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.

At the Hearing

The judge will ask you questions at your hearing. As your representative, I will attend the hearing with you and help to explain your case to the judge. Because I have experience at disability hearings, I understand the types of questions we may be asked. I also know how to answer those questions effectively.

Why Handle the Case Alone?

You do not have to go through the disability claims process by yourself. Contact me at my Lenexa, Kansas, law firm at 913-428-0199 or toll free at 800-566-7492 for your free consultation. I will give you real answers and honest opinions about your case.