Is the Appeals Hearing Really that Important?

Yes. A person filing an appeal after having their Social Security disability claim rejected will have the opportunity to discuss their claim with a judge during an appeals hearing. During this hearing, a person, often with the help of a qualified legal advisor, can review their claim with the judge and work towards arguing for the benefits they need. This direct review with a judge provides applicants with a much better chance of securing the assistance they need than if they were to restart the application process from the beginning.

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