Representing Yourself at a Disability Hearing
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It makes sense to learn as much as you can about Social Security's decision-making process before going to a Social Security or SSI disability appeal hearing. Administrative law judges follows fairly strict rules about how to decide disability cases and what evidence can be considered. In fact, you'll most likely decide, after reading the articles below, that it's in your best interests to hire a lawyer to represent you at your hearing. If you aren't able to learn a lot about Social Security law before the hearing and advocate for yourself professionally at the hearing, consider hiring a lawyer.