Lawyer's Closing Argument
A Social Security disability attorney in Los Angeles is permitted to present a closing oral argument or written statement at the hearing. The closing argument is an opportunity to discuss the evidence and the claimant's assertion that he is entitled to receive disability benefits. When the claimant's testimony is credible and consistent with the medical evidence, a closing argument isn't usually needed.
The Amount of Time it takes to get a Decision after the Social Security Disability Hearing
Typically, you are notified of the administrative law judge's decision within two months after the hearing. You and your attorney will receive the written decision in the mail. If the judge chooses to issue a bench decision at the hearing, you may receive a written summary of the decision within a week.
Due to the high volume of cases being handled by the Social Security Administration, it may take slightly longer for some people to get a written decision. Usually, it isn't possible to expedite the decision process and you'll need to remain patient. If you haven't received notice of the decision after three months, the disability attorney in Los Angeles can contact the Social Security office to get a status update of the case.
Contact a Disability Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you need assistance with a Social Security disability application or appeal, contact a disability attorney in Los Angeles. James Dolenga uses his expertise in Social Security disability law to protect the interests of his clients and help them obtain the benefits they need. Call 1-866-772-5299 to schedule a consultation.