- A concise explanation of how the claimant meets or equals the criteria for disability.
- Citations to medical records of importance and citations to Medical Provider Questionnaires and Physical/Mental Functional Residual Capacity Assessments if they are contained in the file.
- The brief can help the attorney or representative prepare for the hearing and make him/her aware of positive and/or negative aspects of the claim.
- Some Administrative Law Judges ask for a brief to be submitted.
- Set the attorney/representative apart from those individuals who do not submit a brief.
- Make it easier for the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to render a favorable decision There are usually numerous medical documents in a claimant's file; therefore, Indiana disability lawyer Scott Lewis believes it makes sense to point the Judge in the correct direction and hope he/she agrees with your summary of the case.
The above are just a few reasons a hearing brief may be beneficial in being awarded Social Security disability benefits. It should be noted all Administrative Law Judges handle Social Security cases differently and the submission of a hearing brief may not have an impact on your Indiana Social Security disability claim. It has been the experience of Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney Scott D. Lewis that a well written brief can help him in the formulation of a well thought out consistent theory of your Social Security disability claim. Indianapolis disability attorney Scott Lewis on many occasions has had an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) thank him for enclosing a hearing brief in the exhibit list.
If you have been struggling with your Indiana Social Security disability appeal and would like to talk to an attorney, call Attorney Scott D. Lewis for your free case evaluation. Indianapolis disability appeal lawyer Scott Lewis can answer many questions over the telephone by calling (317) 423-8888. You have a right to Social Security disability representation!