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Should I Bring my Doctor to my Social Security Disability Appeal Hearing?

If your Social Security Disability Claim has advanced to the appeal hearing level, you are likely doing everything in your power to ensure that your claim is successful. Last week we addressed a question that was sent to us regarding how to behave at a disability hearing. This week we will be answering another question to help prepare you to appear in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

How should I act during my disability appeal hearing?

The Social Security Disability appeal hearing is an important part of the appeals processes. During the appeal hearing, applicants who have previously been denied benefits appear in front of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to answer questions about their claim. For many applicants, this can be a nerve-wracking experience. In an effort to ease your fears and prepare you for your disability hearing, we will be answering the following question: “How should I act during my appeal hearing?”

What Makes a Disability Claim Successful?

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can feel like a full time job. As an applicant, you are responsible for completing paperwork, attending interviews, compiling medical documentation, and keeping tabs on your claim throughout the entire process. Unfortunately, many applicants put in the time and energy only to be denied.

So what can you do to make sure your application stays out of the rejection pile? Although there are never any guarantees, there are steps you can take to increase your chances of approval. These are as follows:

Hearing Aid Awareness Week

The week of September 15th through the 21st marked Hearing Aid Awareness Week in the United States. The invention of the hearing aid has helped millions of Americans maintain their quality of life by improving their ability to hear the world around them. Today we will be dedicating this blog post to the hearing aid and the promotion of healthy hearing.

The History of Hearing Aids

Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer

As August comes to an end and fall quickly approaches, we say goodbye to another summer. Although people tend to focus on skin protection more throughout the summer months, don’t put away your sunscreen just yet.

As many people are now aware, sun exposure can damage skin cells and cause cancer. What many don’t realize, however, is that sun damage can still occur during the fall and winter months. For this reason, we have compiled a list of tips to keep your skin healthy all year long.

Who is Responsible for Repaying a Social Security Disability Overpayment if the Original Recipient Dies?

Today we will be answering a question that was recently asked anonymously through our interactive disability forum. If you have a question regarding this topic or any other Social Security Disability topic, be sure to leave it in the comment section below or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

Today’s question is:

Who is responsible for paying back a Social Security Disability overpayment if the original recipient dies?

How Should a Representative Payee Spend a Child's SSI Benefits?

Today we will be addressing a question that came to us through our interactive disability forum. If you have a question regarding any part of the Social Security Disability application process, leave it in the comment section below so that we can answer it in a future blog post. Today’s question is:

How should a representative payee spend a child's SSI benefits?

Age 18 Redetermination

The transition from childhood to adulthood is always complicated- especially when it comes to Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In this blog post we’re going to shed some light on this transition period and hopefully erase any confusion surrounding age and childhood SSI benefits. Today’s question is:

If my child is receiving SSI benefits, what will happen when he or she turns 18?


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