When you are faced with a hearing in front of an administrative law judge regarding your Massachusetts Social Security Disability benefits, you need to know what to expect. Keefe Disability Law explains what the typical process is like and what you can anticipate during your hearing.

On the day of your hearing, do not expect to hear a final answer that same day. Typically the administrative law judge will not issue a decision at the end of the hearing. In our experience, we believe that the judge has not made up his mind and is still considering the evidence. Even if the judge has made up his mind by the end of the hearing, he will not usually tell you at that time. A judge will typically issue a written decision about four weeks or longer after the hearing date. However, there are occasions in which a judge will verbalize that he will award benefits to someone at the hearing. This is very unusual, however.

For more information about your SSI and SSDI case, please call a knowledgeable Massachusetts disability lawyer today at 888-904-6847. If you live in Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire or Massachusetts we will provide you with a free legal consultation about your disability benefits claim. You can also view our helpful resources on our website including our books, articles and frequently asked questions and answers.

John L. Keefe
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Founding Attorney, Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyer