Q. Why Won’t Social Security Pay for my Disability Without an ALJ Hearing?

Only a limited few applicants in North Carolina receive benefits before the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hearing. Social Security decisions and opinions prior to the ALJ hearing are typically made by individuals who have never personally examined or spoken with you. Many Social Security doctors provide opinions on your physical condition without conducting an actual examination. Therefore, it becomes crucial to maintain a strong rapport with your treating doctor and thoroughly explain the reasons for applying for Social Security benefits. If you persistently pursue your case and present solid evidence of your medical disability, you increase your chances of receiving the benefits you are rightfully entitled to.