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Pennsylvania Disability Hearings Attorneys

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The approval rate for initial Social Security disability claims is only about 30%. This means that many claims will be progressed to the next level of a SSD hearing. Social Security Administration hearings are different from other types of hearings. Typically, they are conducted in a small conference room or even via video-conference.

During the hearing, you will need to defend your disability before a judge. It is a good idea to have an experienced attorney with you to argue your case for you. The Pennsylvania Social Security disability lawyers at Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C. are experienced advocates for those going through SSDI hearings, and we can even conduct these hearings in our own office. We know how important this disability income is for you. If there is any possible way to win your case, we will work hard to find it.

Our recognized and accomplished attorneys can offer you the assistance you need with your SSDI hearing. Call us today at (610) 382-5200.

We Can Conduct SSD Hearings in Our Office

When you attend a Social Security Disability hearing with Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C., you won’t have to travel far: Our team has been approved by the Social Security Administration to conduct Disability Hearings from our office for your convenience. Because our SSD attorneys are intimately familiar with the hearing process and have established a positive rapport with this agency, we can provide you with a far more time and cost-effective experience than most other law firms. Additionally, you may be able to feel more comfortable throughout your hearing, as you will be in a familiar setting.

Helpful Tips for a Smooth SSDI Hearing

The first thing to know about a Social Security disability hearing is that it is not as formal as a normal court appearance – that said, do not be surprised if the presiding Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) shows up in a judicial robe and sits on an elevated platform. Though these hearings are less formal, there are still certain protocols to follow.


If you have an SSDI hearing scheduled, you should:

  • Prepare adequately for your testimony before the ALJ
  • Dress modestly and no less formally than business casual
  • Be on time to the hearing
  • Answer the question that is asked
  • Understand your attorney’s role in the hearing

These may seem like simple suggestions, but they go a long way in helping to have a successful SSDI hearing.

What to Expect at Your Hearing

Typically, social security hearings are fairly short, averaging about 15 to 60 minutes. It is imperative to arrive on time. Depending on the ALJ, they may refuse to hear your case if you are late. Usually, a vocational expert will be present to answer hypothetical questions about what jobs someone with your limitations may be able to do. The ALJ may ask you questions about your past work and specific limitations, or he or she may wait until the end of the hearing to invite you to speak. If he or she doesn't invite you to speak, you have the right to ask for a moment to say a few words, describing how your limitations prevent you from working.

Contact Us for More Information

The experienced Pennsylvania SSD attorneys at Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law, P.C. have extensive knowledge about SSDI hearings to share with you. Our qualified team can help you prepare a case and inform you of what to expect during the hearing.

Call (610) 382-5200 or contact us online to learn more about how to best present your case before a judge.

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We encourage you to reach out to our Pennsylvania SSD attorneys no matter what stage of the process you are at. Whether you are just starting an application or wish to appeal a decision, we can help you with any Social Security matter you are facing. Your initial consultation with our team is free and unless we successfully resolve your case, you owe us nothing. There is no risk to get started, so call today.