22. March 2006 · Comments Off on Back From The Abyss: Just Had My SSI ALJ Hearing · Categories: General

As I told you before, I have spent much of the past few days preparing for an Administrative Law Judge hearing on my SSI disability claim, which just happened today.

Well, the good news is that the ALJ seemed very impressed with what I presented. And even the Medical Expert and Vocational Expert tempered their positions, after I presented my case. the VE even went so far as to say there was a “very small” spectrum of jobs I might qualify for.

None-the-less, the ALJ only saw fit to continue the case, and recommend I retain an attorney, That’s all well and good. It’s just that, this is the attorney’s wet dream – (on top of the government’s intrinsically weak case) all the foot work has been done by me. All the attorney has to do is come in, cross the “i’s” and dot the “t’s” – is that worth 25% – I don’t think so.

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