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The Hearing

  • Published: December 18, 2012

Once you have requested a hearing, but before it is actually held, an attorney advisor (who also writes decisions for ALJs) may request supplemental evidence and then conduct an informal prehearing conference, which usually consists of a telephone call to your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer.You may receive a fully favorable decision from the attorney advisor, and if so, the request for a hearing will be dismissed unless you make another request to proceed with the hearing before 30 days have passed after the attorney advisor’s decision. The authority to review an attorney advisor’s decision is held by the Appeals Council and not an ALJ.

You have the option of attending the ALJ hearing in person or by video teleconferencing. If you have an objection to video teleconferencing, the ALJ must reschedule the date of the hearing to allow you to appear in person.

 Your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will advise you that an ALJ hearing is not adversarial. Evidence that is not admissible in court under the rules of evidence adopted by the court may be received at a hearing before an ALJ. Sometimes testimony is received by vocational or medical experts, either by video teleconferencing or in person. Testimony is taken by affirmation or under oath and the hearing is recorded. After the hearing is completed, the administrative law judge issues a written decision.

 If you have questions or concerns concerning a Social Security disability hearing and would like to discuss them with a competent and knowledgeable Ocala Social Security disability lawyer, please

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