Social Security Administrative Law Judge

Mar 14, 2011 No Comments by

People who have hearings on their Social Security disability claims are curious about exactly who or what is a Social Security Administrative Law Judge? Here are a few frequently asked questions on Social Security Administrative Law Judges.

  • Who serves as a Social Security Administrative Law Judge? A Social Security Administrative Law Judge must be a lawyer.
  • How does a lawyer get selected to become a Social Security Administrative Law Judge? They apply. Every so ofter the “register” is opened so that people can apply. There are some hoops to jump through. In the end, though, there is an interview and some people get hired and some people don’t get hired.
  • How many Social Security Administrative Law Judges are there? Around 1,300.
  • How will the Social Security Administrative Law Judge treat me at my hearing? Probably pretty well. Social Security Administrative Law Judges usually are not any more interested in drama than you are. They just want to get some information so they can make a decision. Almost always they treat claimants with respect.
  • Are all Social Security Administrative Law Judges the same? No, they are individuals and have their differences. You cannot pick the Social Security Administrative Law Judge who will hear your case.
  • I don’t think I can face going before a Social Security Administrative Law Judge. What can I do? Relax. It’s not that big a deal. It’s about as stressful as getting your driver’s license renewed.
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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.