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had my hearing today in front of the alj, it was supposed to start at 1:30pm and didn't start until 1:50pm. my lawyer started with all the questions pertaining to limitations on what i can't do. he asked about daily activies, outside chores, medications i take (side effects)(mental & pain ) who pay all the bills, cook all the food and you name it. the alj only asked me things about the military, where was i stationed at, how many medals did i have, what was my rank when i left the army, what was my sc disability when i was discharged, what is my disability now. my lawyer gave the alj my 100% iu award letter on the spot because social security didn't have mine in there records. he also asked me when did i receive my 100% before my lawyer gave him the paperwork. the hearing ended at 2:25pm, lasted 35 minutes. the alj said he will get in touch with my lawyer after he reviews the notes. there was no voc rehab guy at the hearing or medical specialist, just the alj, clerk, me and my layer. what's my chances and what's next and how long????????

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had my hearing today in front of the alj, it was supposed to start at 1:30pm and didn't start until 1:50pm. my lawyer started with all the questions pertaining to limitations on what i can't do. he asked about daily activies, outside chores, medications i take (side effects)(mental & pain ) who pay all the bills, cook all the food and you name it. the alj only asked me things about the military, where was i stationed at, how many medals did i have, what was my rank when i left the army, what was my sc disability when i was discharged, what is my disability now. my lawyer gave the alj my 100% iu award letter on the spot because social security didn't have mine in there records. he also asked me when did i receive my 100% before my lawyer gave him the paperwork. the hearing ended at 2:25pm, lasted 35 minutes. the alj said he will get in touch with my lawyer after he reviews the notes. there was no voc rehab guy at the hearing or medical specialist, just the alj, clerk, me and my layer. what's my chances and what's next and how long????????

Mine was a bench decision, but I have seen to many times where the ALJ folds when you are found to be IU or PT threw the VA still means you can't work.. I think you should be fine I have not seen very many rejections but I have seen them. Your hearing didn't last very long about as long as mine and it was fully favorable. Just stay positive and keep the faith SSD is tough to get but with your IU this should be any easyone.. Good luck my friend..Yog

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