Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On September 8th, 2014 SSA changed its Social Security disability rules regarding video conferencing

Claimants can opt to appear in person only or via video conference.  The video conference will still be at a hearing office, but the judge will be in a remote location.  Claimants have 30 days from the date they receive the notice t object and request a live hearing.

There is no reason to object to a video hearing as the judge will see you through the TV screen anyway.  Substantively I don't see much of a difference between a live hearing or a video hearing.  Objecting, however, and demanding a video hearing may delay when your hearing takes place.

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