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Published: Monday, 18 August 2014 10:32
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gavel5 Tips to Help Your Lawyer Win Your Disability Appeal

Appealing a Social Security Disability denial can be extremely frustrating for the applicant. There are numerous factors that can create this feeling but some of the most prevalent are the many months waiting for the disability hearing (now more than a year on average), lack of income, and, of course, dealing with the disability itself.

You will probably not hear from your lawyer very often during the time period from the second denial to the hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). Silence does not mean you have selected a bad lawyer, it just means that there is not a lot happening. However, what you do during this time period has the potential to harm or help your case before the judge.

Here are some things you can do to help your case.


Waiting many months for a disability appeal hearing is an unfortunate parameter within which we have to live. Use the time wisely to make your appeal stronger by following doctor’s orders, helping your attorney gather information necessary for your hearing and not doing anything stupid!



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