Why Don't You Go Ahead And Schedule My Social Security Disability Hearing?

Aug 09, 2011 Comments Off on Why Don't You Go Ahead And Schedule My Social Security Disability Hearing? by

Question: Why don’t you go ahead and schedule my Social Security disability hearing?

Answer: If you’re asking that question of the attorney representing you on your Social Security disability claim, you’re asking the wrong person. It’s Social Security who schedules the hearings, not us.

Maybe there is some other type of legal proceeding where your attorney decides when your case is ready to be presented to a judge and then schedules a hearing or trial. Social Security isn’t like that. Social Security doesn’t wait on us to say we’re ready to have the case tried. Social Security decides when it is ready to hear the case and calls us to schedule the hearing. The options we have on when they call are limited. It’s more like, “I’ve got something else scheduled then. Can you do it some other time that week?” or “I’m on vacation that week. Can you do it some other week that month?”

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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.