I want to discuss some things people need to know before they get to a Social Security hearing. I have worked in Social Security law for almost 20 years now and I can tell you there is a lot of information that is needed before having a hearing date. This blog will focus on the top 3 things to think about before your hearing:

GET A REPRESENTATIVE BEFORE YOUR HEARING DATE- It is important that people consider getting a representative BEFORE they get a hearing date. One of the main issues for people waiting is that they are just too sick be it mental or physical, lack of knowledge about the process, and frustration over the time delays. Many times, people may not contact us till just weeks or days before the hearing. That makes it more difficult for us to assess and properly develop a file. Many times this will delay your hearing process and may even call for a need to postpone your hearing. It is best to be ready the first time, so do not delay in getting representation.