If your Social Security disability case is denied initially and upon reconsideration (if available in your state), the next step in the disability appeals process is filing a Request For Hearing By Administrative Law Judge appeal. This means that you will get the opportunity to appear before the Administrative Law Judge (either in person or by video) that will decide your case and provide testimonial evidence regarding the symptoms and resulting limitations that your medical conditions cause you to experience.
It is so very important when you are providing testimony to the Administrative Law Judge that you fully describe all the problems your medical conditions cause you to experience. For example, if your degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine causes you to experience back pain, you need to: 1) describe where your back pain is located; 2) describe how your back pain feels in your own words; 3) describe the severity of your back pain after taking prescribed medications; 4) testify regarding the limitations with sitting, standing, and walking that your back pain causes; and 5) report if your back pain requires you to lie down during the day.
We would be happy to represent you in your Social Security disability claim and would certainly prepare you prior to your administrative hearing and aggressively advocate on your behalf at the administrative hearing. Please give us a call today or message us directly on carmichaellawgroup.com if we can help you win the disability benefits you deserve!