Are you waiting to hear about your disability hearing date? The Social Security Administration recently changed some of the rules surrounding hearing notifications. These changes may affect your case. At Summit Disability Law Group, we strive to help disability claimants understand everything they need to know about getting disability benefits. So, this post outlines these new changes to hearing notifications and how they may affect you.
Changes to Disability Hearing Date Notifications
In the past, you likely would have been notified of your hearing only 20 days before. Now, the SSA will notify you at least 75 days before your hearing. This gives you more time to prepare, which is essential to winning a case at the hearing stage. If you hire a disability lawyer, they will have more time to build your case. At Summit Disability Law Group, we regularly help our clients win benefits at all stages of the claims process.
The SSA also made other changes to disability case procedures. Some of the most important of these changes affect the following:
- The types of acceptable medical sources in disability cases.
- When medical evidence of your disability must be submitted.
- The kinds of mental health conditions that are eligible for disability benefits.
If you have questions about these changes or the Social Security disability claims process, please contact us! We can help you build your strongest possible case.
Experienced Utah Social Security Disability Lawyers
The lawyers at Summit Disability Law Group regularly help Utahns win their disability cases. We know the claims process inside and out. We offer several free and helpful resources to make the claims process as comfortable as possible. If you would like to meet with us for a free initial consultation, please fill out the form on the top right of this page or contact us today!
We also have a free book, The Utah Social Security Disability Handbook, that explains the disability claims process in simple terms. Order your free copy today by clicking on the title above! We look forward to helping you get the benefits you need and deserve.