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The Social Security Hearing Process

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The Social Security Disability Hearing Process

At Gade & Parekh, LLP, we know that most people become very nervous when asked to speak to a judge. We are proud to say that preparing our clients for the hearing process is the biggest difference between our firm and many other Social Security law firms or commercial SSDI assistance companies.

What We Do To Prepare

Prior to your hearing, we will go over the details of your claim, what your records and reports say, and the documentation we submitted to prove your disability.

You will meet directly with your attorney at least twice in advance of your hearing. During your preparation sessions, you will have an opportunity to express in your own words why you cannot work.

Your attorney will help you find ways to get through any periods when your emotions might overtake you.

What Happens At The Disability Hearing

And don’t worry — we won’t leave you to handle the hearing by yourself. Your attorney will be right there with you, ready to answer any legal questions that may come up, make an argument to the judge, and cross-examine the witnesses who will be there, including neutral experts called by the SSA to determine whether there are other jobs you can still perform. Our attorneys have attended thousands of hearings. We will help you gain the confidence you need for a successful presentation.

After The Hearing

Following the hearing, we will remain in touch with the judge and respond with all further information and documentation required. Through everything, you will know that you have an effective law firm fighting for you.

Call Us Today

From office locations in Sacramento, Woodland, Roseville and Grass Valley, we provide SSDI and SSI claims services for people throughout Sacramento County, Yolo County, Nevada County, Solano County, El Dorado County and Placer County, California. Call us toll free at or use our convenient email contact form to submit your questions and arrange a free consultation with an experienced Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm.