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Social Security Disability Hearing Request

I am sorry your claim for Social Security disability benefits was denied a second time.

You may feel like giving up. But remember that only 13% of Requests for Reconsideration are awarded. Don’t walk away from valuable monthly income and lifetime medical care just because you got denied. Most people are denied!

It’s time to stand up for your rights and file a Request For Hearing so you can tell your story to the Administrative Law Judge. The following pages will discuss:

How do I file for a Social Security Disability Hearing?

The Three Ways to File a Request For SSDI Hearing:

1. Visit Your Local Social Security Office

You can call 1-800-772-1213 to find the closest Social Security Office to your home and schedule an appointment to file the Request for Hearing. You also complete an updated form about your medical condition since your applied. You can bring a family member or friend to help you fill out the forms. Don’t forget to bring the names and addresses of medical providers you have seen since you filed the Request For Hearing together with a list of any new medications you are taking. Bring copies of any new medical records.

2. Apply Online

You can apply for benefits at by clicking on “appeal a decision” and click on “Request for Hearing.” You can stop and start the Request for Hearing. Contact Ms. Cavey if you have problems.

3. Hire a Social Security Disability Attorney

The Request for Hearing process is complicated. You’ll be asked to provide the names and addresses of the new medical providers you have seen, newly diagnosed medical conditions, and updated information about your medications. It is easy to make a mistake, and the local office doesn’t take the time to make sure your Request For Hearing is perfect.

Why Was My Request For Reconsideration Denied?

There are at least 16 reasons Requests for Reconsideration are denied, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to your benefits. Be persistent, and with the help of Attorney Nancy Cavey, you will present the judge the strongest evidence possible with the right legal arguments.

How Long Do I Have To File A Request For Hearing

You have 60 days to file the Request For Hearing; if you miss that time, you will have to start over. Worse, you could lose your insured status and forfeit your eligibility for benefits.

What Information Do I Need to File A Request For Hearing?

In addition to filing a Request for Hearing, you will have to file an updated Disability Report.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Hearing Before the Judge?

It takes 16 to 18 months. Filing immediately gets you in line for your hearing quicker.

What Happens At A Social Security Disability Hearing?

Nancy Cavey will prepare you for your Social Security hearing by going over what we need to show to win your case. She will review with you every question you will be asked and even help you tell your story to the judge. She has a mock hearing DVD so you can see what to expect at your Social Security disability hearing.

Why Do You Need To Have Attorney Nancy L. Cavey Represent You At The Hearing?

Trying to represent yourself at a Social Security hearing is like throwing yourself into the lion’s den and hoping you won’t get eaten. Ms. Cavey brings over 35 years of experience and a dedicated paralegal team so you present the judge a winning case. Contact our Florida Social Security disability lawyer today.

What Benefits Do I Get?

If the judge awards your benefits, you will get monthly disability income benefits and medical care. You’ll learn how much in money benefits you are eligible for every month and more about your right to medical care.

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