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Preparing for a Social Security Disability Hearing in New York

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
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You should seek legal counsel from a disability lawyer in Staten Island if you are facing a Social Security disability hearing in New York. This is the best way to ensure you are prepared and understand how the process will work.

When your claim for disability has been denied and the next step is a hearing, this part of the process is the most important. After being denied upon your initial application for disability benefits and then denied at the reconsideration level, you stand a greater chance at being approved this time if you are prepared.

Preparation for a Social Security Disability Hearing in New York

There is no question that securing a disability lawyer in Staten Island is the most important way you can prepare. You should also know that other factors will play into the outcome of your Social Security disability hearing in New York. You need to have adequate medical evidence that demonstrates the severity of your medical condition.

This means having in your possession all of the:  

  • medical records;
  • lab findings;
  • diagnostic test results;
  • prescriptions; and
  • documentation of treatment.  

If you can get your healthcare provider to also write a letter that explains how your impairment has affected your ability to function on a daily basis that will help your Social Security disability hearing in New York.

In addition to your medical evidence, you will need to have a list of your jobs and a description of the job duties you performed in the past several years. This helps in determining if you are unable to work in your current job or any past jobs that you held.

A failure to have these things could be detrimental to your case. Everything that you provide will be reviewed and will help the administrative law judge in making a decision.