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Expert Witness

By Chad H on Monday , April 28th , 2014 in Disability Hearing, Terms & Definitions /

Expert witnesses are people who are paid to attend disability hearings and give a professional opinion on your ability to return to work. There are two types – medical and vocational. They are contracted by the Social Security office. Your hearing notice will state if a medical and/or vocational expert will be present at your hearing. Read More…

SSDI Back Pay

By Chad H on Monday , April 28th , 2014 in Disability Benefits, Terms & Definitions /

SSDI back pay is money you should have received as disability benefits during the time your application and hearing were being processed. Receiving disability benefits can be a long, drawn out process that can take anywhere from several months to several years. Because of this, if you are approved for benefits, you are entitled to compensation Read More…