What happens at a hearing?
A hearing is a very important part of the social security process. This is where you get to tell the judge why you can’t work. When you request a hearing you get put in a que. When it is your turn for a hearing you will get a letter sent to you telling you when and where the hearing will be held. If you have an attorney, they will also get a copy of the letter. You then have to fill out a form that says you will be there at your hearing.
At the hearing there will be a court reporter and an administrative law judge. There will also be a vocational expert who help answer questions about the limitation that are being said. The vocational expert will list jobs that with your limitation you will be able to do. The judge will then take a look at everything you have told them along with what the papers say and other people have said and will make a decision based on that.
Is this a public hearing? Social security administration has a closed hearing. They don’t want to be in public discussing their problems and why they can’t work.