Who decides if I am disabled?

Jan 19, 2011 No Comments by

After you file a Social Security Disability claim, your case is sent to a disability examiner at the Disability Determination Service office in your state. The disability examiner, usually working with a doctor, makes the initial decision on your case. If your claim is denied and you request reconsideration, your case is sent to another disability examiner at the Disability Determination Service office, where it goes through much of the same process. If your claim is denied at reconsideration, you may request a hearing. At this point, your case is sent to an Administrative Law Judge who works for Social Security. The Administrative Law Judge holds a hearing and makes an independent decision upon your claim. This is the only level at which you and the person making decisions get to see each other.

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The Charles T. Hall Law Firm employs attorneys to represent individuals with Social Security disability claims in North Carolina. Our goals are to serve the needs of our clients in a professional and efficient manner. If you need help in obtaining your Social Security disability benefits, we hope that you will call on us to represent you through the process. We will work with you through the process, every step of the way. Contact us today at 919-791-1883 or fill out a FREE Case Review on our website, and we will get started today!