Does Your Social Security Disability Attorney Properly Prepare for the Hearing?
Does your Social Security Disability attorney properly prepare for the hearing?
At Matt Fendon Law Group (MFLG), we are a client-focused Workers’ compensation and disability law firm. What this means is in preparing for a Social Security disability hearing, we put the client first.
The typical process involves months to years of preparation for hearing.
However, to keep things more simple for this blog post, we will let you know the types of things that we do in the final month before the hearing.
For example, we make sure that all the medical records are updated. In addition, we make sure that all residual functional capacity forms are completed by doctors and returned to our office. These forms are crucial because they address what the claimant can or can’t do.
In addition, we prepare a brief. The purpose of the brief is to simplify the case for the administrative law judge and for the client.
In the brief, we address the objective medical evidence, address what surgical procedures have been done, and we address the functional capacity of our client aka the fact that they are unable to work.
Shortly before the hearing-typically a day or two beforehand-we have a conference with the client to prepare them for the hearing process and to make sure they have a clear understanding of how things work.
We want to make sure that the client reviews the brief, and understand our argument as well.
We then meet the day of the hearing as well to make sure any final questions or issues are addressed.
With many of the national Social Security firms, the client never meets their attorney until the day of the hearing and they do not conduct the preparation that is done they way that MFLG prepares.
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