Do You Have An Upcoming Social Security Disability Hearing?

Learn about the three general options for how Social Security disability hearings are held.

Do You Have An Upcoming Social Security Disability Hearing?

After you have been denied at both the initial and reconsideration levels, the next level of appeal is filing a request for a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ).  There are generally three options for how hearings are held:

  1. Telephone
  2. Video teleconference
  3. In-person

Pros and Cons of Social Security Appeal Formats

Each option has its pros and cons.  At Mignini, Raab, Demuth & Murahari, we will thoroughly explain what these options are and provide you with professional advice as to choosing the best option.  Part of this analysis weighs heavily on where you are located as some jurisdictions are more liberal than others. 

If you live in Maryland, you may have your hearing before Judges in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Dover, Delaware, Norfolk, or even in National Hearing Center locations throughout the country. This is because Social Security Disability is a federal entitlement program. In general, your hearing will occur in the hearing office closest to you.      

If you have received your hearing notice, including the name of the administrative law judge for your hearing, below is a link for the disposition data for all ALJs throughout the country (CLICK ON FILTER AND ENTER JUDGE’S NAME).  With such data, you can determine the approval and denial percentage for the judge whom you will appear before. 

Click here.

Why Mignini, Raab, Demuth & Murahari?

Our firm tailors our hearing preparation not just based on the medical evidence in a case, but also on which judge is assigned to hear the case.  We have extensive experience appearing before ALJs in numerous jurisdictions throughout the country, and our familiarity with local judges is a major benefit to our clients. 

Contact the Experienced Social Security Disability Attorneys at MRDM Today

Mignini, Raab, Demuth & Murahari, LLP primarily concentrates our practice in the area of Social Security Disability law. When a claimant is wrongfully denied at the initial, reconsideration, administrative law judge, and appeals council levels, their only recourse is to file a federal court appeal. Our firm has handled these complex federal court appeals for over 35 years. This one-of-a-kind experience puts us in the best position to assist you at each level of the disability process. To learn more about the process or get started on your Social Security disability claim contact us today.

I hired Mr. Arjun Murahari as my lawyer in my SS disability case. After reviewing my case, he assured me that we would win. When we met with the judge, Mr. Murahari presented my case with professionalism and was very articulate as he did so. His knowledge of the law and with my case helped me to win my case. His confidence in his abilities and me really put me at ease. I definitely would hire him again if I need a lawyer and most definitely would recommend him to anyone else who asked me for a lawyer recommendation. In one word, SUPERB!!!


Have you been denied by Social Security?

You generally have 60 days to file your appeal…
We will be happy to assist you with filing your appeal on time!
The Social Security Administration has a philosophy of denial…
We will fight for you at any level of the appeal process!
The process can feel overwhelming…
We will be happy to assist you with formulating a legal strategy to win your case AT ANY LEVEL of the process!

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