Who Will Be in the Hearing Room?

A question that some Denver Social Security attorneys are asked by their clients is who will be present at their Social Security disability hearing. Generally, the hearing is a private one. Unless the claimant and the administrative law judge (ALJ) have given permission for observers to attend, the only people present will be the ALJ,…

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Preparing for Questioning About Medical History and Treatment

Preparation for testimony requires thoughtful and careful review of the facts and documents pertinent to your claim. A knowledgeableDenverdisability attorney can help you with the pre-testimony work. Medical history is, for the most part, established through your medical records. Most administrative law judges (ALJs) have read the medical records and will have their own notes…

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The Medical-Vocational Guidelines

The medical-vocational guidelines are often used in Social Security disability cases as a means of determining whether or not any jobs exist in substantial numbers in the national economy for particular combinations of residual functional capacity, work experience, age, and education levels. A Denver disability lawyer can also tell you that the guidelines also establish…

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The Social Security Disability Appeal Process

Claimants who are attempting to obtain Social Security disability benefits should be aware that there are four different levels of administrative adjudication for Social Security claims. Those levels are the initial determination, the reconsideration level, the hearing in front of the administration law judge (ALJ), and the review by the Appeals Council. ADenverdisability attorney will…

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Keeping Your Social Security Disability Benefits

YourDenverdisability lawyer can advise you regarding specific things to do to keep your particular disability benefits. However, know that keeping your Social Security benefits is much easier than what you went through to acquire those benefits. Very few people actually lose their benefits, but it does happen. Here are a few tips to keep in…

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