How to Prepare for your Social Security Hearing

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Many people collect benefits from the Social Security program to help them be more financially stable. There are qualifications for this program, however, and an application that must be filled out in order to begin collecting benefits. If the initial application for Social Security benefits is denied, there is still hope and the individual can appeal to have their denial overturned. Have you found yourself in this situation? How should you best prepare for your hearing if you have?

The most important thing to remember when approaching your Social Security hearing is that more information is always better. At the hearing, the Social Security Administration (SSA) and it’s judge will be looking intently at both your medical and financial history. The more that you can prove regarding this aspect of your life, the higher chance you have of succeeding. Any documentation from doctor’s visits, medication, hospitalization, and income will serve you will and should be prepared in advance.

Another highly important recommendation is that you have a skilled attorney on your side. In preparation for the hearing, your attorney should be able to help you gather the information you need and hone in on the pieces that will strengthen your case the most. During the hearing, the attorney can speak for you and fight for your benefits. An experienced attorney will know the SSA as well and therefore know how to best maneuver around the reason for your initial rejection.

At the Franco Law Firm we have helped many over the years appeal for and win their Social Security benefits and we would be honored to help you do the same. To schedule a free consultation with us today, please call (813) 872-0929 and we will begin the process of building your case and give you the best chance of victory possible.