What Happens at Disability Hearings?
Disability hearings help identify how disabling your condition is. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses an SSD hearing to establish if your condition is too disabling to work.
Although most Social Security hearings are similar, there can be slight variations depending on the judge’s preference. The first thing to know is that your disability hearing will be nothing like the trials you might have seen on television dramas. Disability hearings are held in small conference rooms, and most ALJs don’t wear judge’s robes.