Online Appeals (July 2012)

A recent nuance related to handling Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Claims relate to the requirement that attorneys who are registered with the Federal Government to use on-line services must file Requests for Hearings electronically. Since I have handled thousands of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims, over the years I am used to adjusting to changes within the Social Security Disability system and have been successful doing so for many years.

I have found that filing Requests for Hearings electronically is very efficient and helps speed up the process of helping my clients receive Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income Benefits. I am able to request a client’s hearing at my desk electronically when I meet with them for the first time, while gathering information from my client. I am able to print out a receipt while I sit with my client to confirm that we have requested their hearing while sitting with them face to face for the first time. After doing so, I immediately mail additional information to the local Social Security office which is coordinated with our electronic request for hearing and forwarded in a timely manner to the appropriate hearing office. I have already noticed that this process is more efficient than doing a Request for Hearing by hand, and it results in speeding up the overall process of helping my clients collect Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income Benefits.