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What to Expect at Your Hearing

Approaching the hearing date can cause anxiety among claimants who may have waited up to two years for their case to reach this stage. Unfortunately, there are far too many claimants who have never met their attorney, have never even spoken at length with their attorney about their claim, who will not meet their attorney until just a few minutes prior to the hearing, and who do not know if all their evidence has been obtained and produced. This type of shoddy representation is, and should be, cause for concern and is far too common. I usually hear these and many other complaints after the claimant has lost the hearing, and by then, it is too late to influence what happened. 

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Robert Gelman
Fibromyalgia and Qualifying for Social Security Disability

      Numerous claimants’ applications for Social Security Disability have been denied when their primary severe medical impairment is fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a medical condition that is challenging for any attorney to prove under the strict standards of Social Security Disability rules. Under a relatively recent Social Security ruling, fibromyalgia symptoms are evaluated similarly to a chronic pain condition and can be a Medically Determinable Impairment (MDI) ...

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