The Social Security disability hearing is a somewhat mysterious event. Though your Dublin Social Security disability lawyer will be experienced in handling many of them, the Social Security regulations are awfully vague about exactly what the hearing should entail. They simply prescribe a hearing in which the judge “looks fully into the issues, questions [you] and other witnesses, and accepts as evidence any documents that are material to the issues.”
The rules also give you and your Dublin Social Security disability attoryney an advantage: You are allowed to present evidence that would not meet the standard for admissibility in a normal court of law.
You are allowed to bring witnesses who can testify under oath, and other parties (and your Dublin Social Security disability lawyer) may be allowed to question these witnesses. It is up to the administrative law judge to decide when the issues will be discussed and how the evidence will be presented.
Hearings can vary from judge to judge as any Dublin Social Security disability attoryney knows. It may differ depending on whether the claimant is represented by an attorney or not and whether the claimant has brought witnesses. However, there are certain broad similarities that must happen in all Social Security hearings according to certain required procedures, which your Dublin Social Security disability lawyer will explain to you.
For more help preparing for a Social Security disability hearing, contact a Dublin Social Security disability lawyer at Durden Rice & Barfield, P.C. at (888) 705-8672.