When it comes to applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) there are a lot of factors to consider, which is why many choose to hire a Social Security attorney. If you are concerned about getting a decision on your case as quickly as possible, there are several ways the team from Second Chance Lawyer can help.
Here are some of the ways we can move your case more quickly through the system!
Expediting the Hearing Based on Dire Need
One way a Social Security attorney can help you receive the SSDI benefits you deserve is by requesting your hearing be expedited because of dire need. This includes situations where a claimant is in danger of losing their access to much-needed medical care/assistance or if they’re in danger of losing their residence. Based on such needs, a lawyer can file a request to an administrative law judge or hearing office director to have your case expedited.
Requesting an On-the-Record Review
Another way a Social Security attorney can help move the SSDI process along is by requesting an on-the-record review of your case. Doing so can eliminate the need for a formal hearing. However, this is often only successful if the medical evidence supporting your SSDI case is extremely strong.
In special situations, a Social Security lawyer may help you request a congressional inquiry into your case. This is when they contact the office of your congressional representative and request a formal inquiry. If your case is being held up or it is taking an unprecedented amount of time for you to receive a formal hearing, this may be a viable option. In some cases, SSDI claims can sit in the system for up to two years before a hearing is scheduled. Reaching out to have a congressional inquiry performed might be helpful in such cases. If accepted, your congress person will contact the SSA for a status update on your behalf.