Being denied at a disability hearing is not necessarily the end of the road for a claim. Without a doubt, it can be difficult to endure since getting to a hearing in the first place can take 2-3 years (from the time of the application) and getting a decision from a judge can take months.
The further thought of having to start over with a new claim or wait on an answer from the next appeal (the appeals council) can be extremely discouraging. That said, people who are forced to go this route do win their claims. And this post highlights the importance of good representation.
If you get denied at a disability hearing, can you win later?
I am a former disability examiner and I publish the website Social Security Disability Resource Center, or SSDRC for short. I also
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