The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses video hearings to catch up on its backlog. However, having a video hearing isn’t always in the best interest of a Social Security Disability applicant because, many times, the Social Security decision is made on the basis of credibility.
Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey thinks it is important that you have a hearing in front of an administrative law judge as opposed to a video conferencing. Far too often, administrative law judges seems to be paying far more attention to their computer screens then actually watching a claimant testify. It is stunning to get a decision finding that the Social Security Disability applicant isn’t credible when the ALJ has spent the hearing looking at their computer and not the applicant.
Objecting to A Social Security Video Hearing
The regulations provide that the prior to scheduling a hearing, SSA notify you that it may schedule your appearance by video teleconferencing. You have the right to object and you, or your representative, must notify SSA within 30 days after receiving the notice.
If you received such a notice you should immediately call your Social Security Disability attorney to find out their position on whether or not you should appear by video conferencing or whether you want to have an in person hearing with an administrative law judge. There is no doubt that having an in person hearing will take longer but you want to make sure that you get the Social Security Disability benefits you receive by having a fair hearing.
What You Should Do If Your Social Security Disability Claim Has Been Denied
If your Social Security Disability claim has been denied it’s time to contact Social Security Disability attorney Nancy Cavey who can help Florida residents get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. Contact her today at 727-894-3188 for a free no obligation consultation.