Tag Archives: ALJ
WHY IS A VOCATIONAL EXPERT COMING TO MY HEARING?
You received your hearing notice and it says there is a vocational expert coming to your hearing. Who is this vocational expert? Why are they coming to your hearing? These are important questions. The VE is coming to your hearing to provide testimony regarding your work history. They are also going to testify about any… Read More »
ATTORNEY FEES IN DISABILITY CASES
WHAT DOES A SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY ATTORNEY COST? Attorney fees may be on your mind if you need to apply for benefits. If you have a severe medical condition that prevents you from working, you may be wondering if you can get benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income… Read More »
WORST MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE AT DISABILITY HEARING
DON’T MAKE THIS BIG MISTAKE It can take years to finally get a hearing with a judge from the SSA. From the date of filing an application for benefits to the date of your hearing can be a wait, on average of two years. You would think that after waiting two years to go… Read More »
HOW TO WIN NEVADA DISABILITY BENEFITS
THE DISABILITY PROCESS IN NEVADA Nevada disability benefits are available if you cannot work for 12 months or more due to your health. If you need SSDI and SSI benefits, then you need to hire a Nevada disability attorney. Most people who are suffering from a physical or mental condition and who can no longer… Read More »
WHAT QUESTIONS WILL THE JUDGE ASK AT MY DISABILITY HEARING?
Are you wondering what questions the disability judge will ask at your SSA hearing? Don’t worry, an SSA hearing is nothing like an impeachment hearing. You are the main witness, but you will not be grilled with questions like they do to witnesses on television. SSA hearings are informal. They are also private, which… Read More »
MENTAL IMPAIRMENTS THE JUDGE MUST CONSIDER
HOW DOES THE JUDGE RATE MENTAL CONDITIONS AT DISABILITY HEARINGS? Mental Impairments are crucial to determining disability. At disability hearings, the ALJ must weigh the medical evidence. By “weigh” the evidence, he or she must determine which evidence to give the most credence too. For example, most SSA files contain evidence from the claimant’s… Read More »
CARR V. SAUL – CAN YOU GET A NEW DISABILITY HEARING?
Can you get a new disability hearing? On April 22, 2021, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Carr, et.al, v.. Saul, 593 U.S. _,(2021). This is an important case because it holds that some claimants have a right to a new hearing. You can obtain a new hearing if you have an unfavorable… Read More »
REOPEN YOUR PRIOR APPLICATION & GET ALL OF YOUR DISABILITY BENEFITS
Reopening a prior application is sometimes possible in disability cases. It is not easy to reopen a prior application. However, if you let an old application lapse and did not appeal it within the proper time frame, you may be able to reopen your old application. There are limits on reopening prior applications. But,… Read More »
MENTAL ABILITIES YOU MUST HAVE TO PERFORM UNSKILLED WORK
There are certain mental abilities you must have in order to perform unskilled work. Unskilled work is the easiest form of work. For example, it is work that does not require much attention. It is also work that does not require you go to school. Likewise, it does not require you to learn work… Read More »