Expert Witnesses & Social Security Disability Hearings

Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael Astrue recently said his top goal was to reduce the backlog of cases. To that end, SSA is promoting video hearings. A video hearing is identical to regular hearings, but takes place with the applicant and attorney talking to the judge through a large television screen. Everyone can see each other and everyone else in the room, such as the applicant’s attorney and any expert witnesses in the room with the judge. The video hearing takes place in a nearby SSA office of the applicant, while the judge could be on the other side of the country.

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