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Video Hearings Will Be Used More Often for Social Security Disability Hearings

Mar 25, 2015 | Social Security

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One of the biggest problems that our nation’s Social Security Disability system is facing is the lengthy periods of time applicants must wait for decisions to be made about their benefits. Under most circumstances, it can take a claim months—or even years—to be processed.

The Indianapolis Social Security Disability attorneys at Stewart & Stewart Attorneys explain that officials are hoping to address lengthy wait times by using streaming video technology as a means of providing easier and faster access to hearings during the appeals process.

Data from the Social Security Administration shows that video conferencing was used to conduct hearings in 171,475 Social Security Disability appeals cases in 2014. This was only around 28 percent of the total number of hearings held this year. The success of these hearings in saving both costs and time has prompted officials to push for at least 30 percent of all hearings to be video hearings in 2015.

It’s important to remember that during the Social Security Disability hearing process, it can be wise to have an attorney by your side. The Indianapolis personal injury lawyers with Stewart & Stewart are here to answer any legal questions you may have about your claim. Feel free to give us a call anytime at (800) 33-33-LAW to discuss your disability claim.

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