New Jersey Attorney Experienced With The Disability Hearing Process

A hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ) is typically the second step in the SSDI application appeals process, following a reconsideration of an application. Our experienced attorney is here to guide you through this process to make the hearing as easy on you as possible, and to give you the greatest chance of obtaining these important benefits on appeal.

What Is An Administrative Law Judge?

Government agency hearings that are like trials — in the sense that they require the questioning of witnesses and gathering of facts in order to reach a decision — require an official to oversee them. The ALJ performs this important function.

If you are granted a hearing before an ALJ, the ALJ will be someone who did not play a role in denying your initial claim.

When And Where Will My Hearing Take Place?

You have 60 days from the date of a decision to request a hearing before an ALJ. Once you file a request for an appeal, the amount of time it takes to schedule a hearing will be based on the SSA's workload and whether your hearing will be in-person or by video conference. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will notify you of the date of your hearing.

SSA schedules most in-person hearings within 75 miles of an applicant's home. However, your hearing may take place by video conference. This option may result in you having to travel a shorter distance to your hearing, and may enable witnesses — such as medical providers — to attend who otherwise might not have been able to travel far.

Why Do I Need An Experienced Essex County SSDI Hearing Lawyer?

Having our experienced attorney representing you means that we can ensure that your hearing takes place as it is supposed to. We will ensure that you and any witnesses you have are well-prepared, that the ALJ conducts the hearing fairly and does not ask inappropriate questions, and that he or she gets all the information necessary to reach a fair decision.

If you have questions about the New Jersey disability hearing process, contact our firm for a free consultation. Call 973-200-6629 or 877-892-0197 or email us.

The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur represents clients throughout north and south New Jersey from offices in Essex County and Atlantic County.