How To Get Disability Hearing Scheduled Faster?



It is practically tough to get your hearing for social disability scheduled faster. But, what if a dire need arises for you to claim disability benefits such as financial insolvency or impending medical examination, etc? Well, the following ways can help you get your disability hearing scheduled faster:

* One of the ways to speed up the process of disability hearing is by sending a Dire Need Letter. In this letter, the claimant of SSD informs about the severity of his financial problems and urges to schedule the hearing as early as possible. In such situations where a person can potentially lose his access to mandatory medications or has the danger of eviction, the Heading Office does speed up a disability hearing. Therefore, disability claimant should post a detailed letter to the Office of Hearings & Appeals, stating the dire need to do so. Also, this dire need letter should be affixed with payment delay notices from utility providers, landlords or mortgage companies. So, if your situation has seriously become precarious, draft a dire need letter as soon as possible.

* You can also expedite a social security disability hearing by forwarding a request for on-the-record review. As the name itself implies, in such cases the disability claimant or his representative can simply make a request to the hearing office, to review claimant's records and his file, before the hearing date. It is probable that as the outcome, claimant's case is considered and approved without having to wait for hearing. Needless to say, for on-the-record review to happen and finally be granted, the claimant's case must be compelling enough with undeniable medical evidences. Many a times, the attorney else the non-attorney representative disapproves entertaining the suggestions of requesting OTR review, until the claimant's condition seriously gets worse and is actually supported by strong medical evidences.

* One more way to accelerate the hearing of disability claim is by contacting the office of a Senator or a Congressman. What actually happens is that when you contact a Senator, congressional inquiry gets launched. In such cases, the congressional staff member himself reviews the case and writes or calls the hearing office. So, on behalf of the claimant, the Congressman addresses the situation to the hearing office. Such inquires may not necessarily bring a positive result. They have a mixed consequence. However, these inquiries never hurt the claimant or make the situation worse; rather they only benefits the claimants and it is possible that hearing office may consider the request.

Therefore, use these few tips to get your disability hearing scheduled faster.