... I hope the CE exam went well for you, pme. It seems like they are puttig a lot of weight on that. Meeting a listing is a good thing, but then they will go by the severity of the condition and if it effects you from working a SGA. (9 replies)
... I initially applied June 2009 and was denied 3 months later. There is no reconsideration phase in Missouri so went straight to ALJ hearing wait. Had my hearing February this year, then the judge ordered a consultative exam in May. Then heard nothing until recently when a supplemental hearing was scheduled for Dec 2nd. ... (9 replies)
... Hey everybody, I have my 2nd ALJ hearing coming up at the end of next week. It's actually being called a Supplemental hearing to the first one. I'm getting so very nervous. I did speak to my attorney and he advised it will be the same as the 1st one, only probably quicker. ... (9 replies)
... I am 40 live in Texas first applied disability on October 2009...Had my video alj hearing aug. 17th it seemed to go well my lawyer said the same thing.The judge said ill have you an answer in about 3 weeks... ... (4 replies)
... He told me about OIG and how active they are in FL...that's when he told me that he had seen others who had been nailed by them at the ALJ hearing and that during the appeals process they watch you....I'm shocked learning all this and been worrying about nothing. ... (85 replies)
... Only use an attorney that solely does disability law
Its gonna get tougher and tougher for SSDI claimants going foward,and anyone who doesn't use a QUALIFIED attorney is wasting their time /lowering their prospective chances by a factor of 1000 imo
GL ;) (85 replies)
... In most practices that do SSDI you rarely get to speak directly with an attorney until possibly the day of ALJ Hearing. There are staff that act as "case managers" and handle all the claim processing, paperwork, questions, etc. ... (85 replies)
... What you went through is awful!!!! I had my Second ALJ hearing on Tuesday Aug 23rd my case was remanded back to the ALJ from the appeals council back in May. ... (12 replies)
... Hello out there
just had a national law firm represent me at the alj hearing after a 2 year wait and denials since day 1
had severe herniated discs, carpal , nerves and more...
lost the job, then the house, but not the wife thank god..
hearing went well except for supposedly impartial doctor on phone who gave his esteemed opinion on the files he only read-no... (3 replies)
... Yeah, it seems to me if your case is strong and the medical evidence is there to support your claim, the less likely VE's and ME's will be present during your ALJ hearing. I too think this might be a good sign like Sunni said. ... (6 replies)
... :wave:Hi when I got my letter it showed a copy of the letter sent to the VE requesting her to be at the hearing. Hope all goes well for you - Laura (3 replies)
... when you got your hearing notice, did it state there would be a VE or ME at the hearing? ... (3 replies)
... first claim was denied at alj level in 2008, it took 7 months to get notice and as i posted in another discussion, the judge made his decision within 45 days of hearing and ssa supposedly sent out the letter of denial shortly after that. but myself nor atty got the letter until i kept calling odar and found out... ... (6 replies)
... I went to the ALJ hearing with a lawyer and was denied a few months later. All my problems are in my back. ... (6 replies)
... but i am wondering, before your alj hearing, when was the last time you went to your doctors? ... (4 replies)
... In May 2010 I retained a lawyer specializing in this field and it took literally one year exactly to see the ALJ hearing on May 1st,2011. ... (7 replies)
... I am assumimg each state or area is different.
But I am from New York,and had my ALJ hearing(with council)on May 1st on Long Island New York.Although my attorney said it went "well" and would not commit to an answer,how long of a wait will it be to recieve a hopefully favorable decision?Is it a longer the better scenerio?
We started the process in early 2009,and along... (7 replies)
... I had my ALJ hearing about a month ago and am beginning to worry about the outcome. The judge said I would get a letter in 2 to 3 weeks. ... (21 replies)
... My attorney has filed an appeal after I was denied at my ALJ hearing. He is difficult to talk with, but he said something about it probably taking another one to two years. ... (3 replies)
... I had my ALJ hearing on February 4th, after waiting about 2 years. Now how do I not go crazy waiting for a decision? ... (4 replies)