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Social Security Disability Hearing

Experienced Social Security Disability Hearings Lawyers

The majority of people applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will be required to appear before an administrative law judge at a hearing. The hearing is nothing to be afraid of — if you are thoroughly prepared. Generally, the judge will want to see and hear firsthand how your impairment is affecting your life.

At the Law Office of Elizabeth Gade Inc., we know that most people become very nervous when asked to speak at a formal hearing. We are proud to say that preparing our clients for the hearing process is the biggest difference between our firm and many other Social Security law firms or commercial SSDI assistance companies.

Hands-On Preparation

Prior to your hearing, we will go over the details of your claim, what your records and reports say and the documentation we submitted to prove your disability. You will then meet directly with your attorney not once but at least twice in advance of your hearing. During your preparation sessions, you will have an opportunity to express in your own words why you cannot work and why benefits are so important to your family. Your lawyer will provide assistance and help you find ways to get through any periods when your emotions might overtake you.

At The Hearing

And don't worry — we won't leave you to handle the hearing by yourself. Your lawyer will be right there with you, ready to answer any legal questions that may come up, make an argument to the judge and cross-examine the witnesses who will be there, including neutral experts called by the SSA to determine whether there are other jobs you could still perform. Our attorneys have attended thousands of hearings over the past 20 years. We will help you gain the confidence you need for a successful presentation.

Your Judge Will Have A Written Brief In Hand

Prior to your hearing, we will submit a written brief of your arguments. The judge will refer to this brief during the hearing and afterward, while deciding whether to approve you for benefits. We don't take anything for granted and don't let your case twist in the wind.

Following the hearing, we will remain in touch with the judge and respond with all further information and documentation required. Through everything, you will know that you have an effective law firm fighting on your side.

From office locations in Sacramento, Woodland, Roseville and Grass Valley, we provide SSDI and SSI claims services for people throughout Sacramento County, Yolo County and Placer County, California. Call us toll free at 800-458-0323 or use our convenient email contact form to submit your questions and arrange a free consultation with an experienced Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm.