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I offer a free consultation, and my SSDI clients do not pay legal fees unless they win their claims.
At the Social Security Disability Insurance Hearing
If you have applied for Social Security disability benefits and been turned down, this is the first opportunity to present your SSDI case in person to a judge. It is essential that your case be fully prepared for the hearing, and that you are prepared to testify as well as the witnesses that we present to testify.
I will meet with you for whatever time it takes to prepare your testimony. I will confer with our other witnesses to make sure that each of them understands what will happen at the hearing and prepare his or her testimony at your disability claims hearing.
If you have a disability, it is important you have an attorney experienced in Social Security law presenting your case. E-mail me for a free initial consultation at my Austin or Plano law office. Or, call me toll free at 1-888-616-6162.
Your Physician's Testimony at Your SSDI Hearing
In some cases, live testimony from a physician at your SSDI hearing is crucial to winning a favorable decision. It is fairly rare for physicians to come to SSDI hearings. Physicians charge a high hourly fee for their time testifying, and most would rather practice medicine than attend legal proceedings. If that is not possible, your doctor may be able to testify via speakerphone, on a recorded interview or using written questionnaires.
A judge is much more likely to be influenced by your doctor if he sees him in person or hears him by speaker phone at your SSDI hearing, and has the opportunity to ask him questions. This can make the difference between winning a favorable decision at the Social Security disability hearing and a denial.
Many judges request that a medical doctor appear at the hearing to render opinions concerning your capacity to perform various work-related activities. In my experience, such judges are much less likely to challenge the opinions of your physician if he or she is present for the hearing or is attending the hearing by telephone.
Increasing Your Odds of Winning
While we cannot control which judge is assigned to your SSDI hearing or which doctor will testify at your Social Security disability hearing, much can be done to present a strong case for your SSDI claim.
If you are looking for assistance with your Social Security disability benefits claim, I invite you to contact one of my three offices to schedule a free initial consultation.
Three Convenient Office Locations:
In Austin l: 512-687-3443
In Dallas : 214-800-2022
In Plano : 972-599-2600
Toll Free: 888-616-6162
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