On Your Side During Your Social Security Disability Hearing

If your claim for disability benefits has been denied by Social Security, you can request an appeal of the decision. The most critical stage of the appeals process is the administrative law judge hearing. This is your first opportunity to present your case to a judge.

To increase your chances of success, it is important to have a lawyer represent you at this hearing. At Dale Buchanan & Associates, our attorneys have helped thousands of clients obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits at disability hearings. We charge no fees unless we obtain benefits for you.

What Is The Administrative Law Judge Hearing?

The first step of the appeals process is to request a reconsideration of your claim by Social Security. If your request for reconsideration also results in denial of your claim, you have 60 days to request a hearing before an administrative law judge.

The hearing is similar to a trial, but is less adversarial. The judge will review records submitted to the court and may ask you questions. He or she may also hear testimony from a vocational expert and a doctor concerning your ability to work.

Our lawyers will be at your side throughout the hearing process:

  • Preparing you for questions you may be asked by the judge
  • Gathering medical records to support your case
  • Advocating on your behalf during the hearing

How Long Does It Take To Have A Hearing?

Due to backlogs, it can take well over a year before you will have your hearing before an administrative law judge. Our lawyers will do everything they can to expedite your hearing.

What If I Am Turned Down After My Hearing?

Don't give up. There are two additional steps in the appeals process:

Free Consultations For Clients Nationwide

For more information about Social Security Disability hearings, call 800-945-4950 or contact us by email. We have offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Jackson and Manchester, Tennessee. We also maintain an office in Florence, Alabama, and a satellite office in Rome, Georgia. We serve clients throughout the United States.