Originally Posted by Remmers
Do you think that the judge could rule on my case before the hearing date?
I'd be surprised if something like this happened. Unless there is a very unique situation, SS follows the system and the reason there is a hearing stage is because one has been declined / rejected at the initial application and reconsideration stage(s). The hearing stage allows one to outline one's position face-to-face....A chance to really explain the intangibles & etc. ....Vs. just information in your application.
As one can imagine, simply putting the facts / situation down on paper doesn't always adequately present what's really going on. Thus, the "hearing" is a chance to verbally present one's case. Consequently, this is why the approval rate for the hearing stage is so high...Around 80%.
I have heard of people just getting there back pay in there account before they even went to a hearing or got a notice.
I think you may have this confused with those who get their check before their notice of award. I don't think I've ever heard of someone getting an award before the hearing happens.
The reason one sometimes gets a check before an award notice is that after the hearing, the judge writes up his decision and passes it off to those in SS administration....They officially type up the award and enter it into the system. The system then generates a form letter explaining everything....And the system also generates a check or direct deposit. Because both are generated at the same time, one may come a day or two before the other. Sometimes, they arrive together the same day.
I hope all this makes sense, and best of luck to you at your hearing. If you're by chance interested in what happens at the hearing, please see my post in the thread titled "Not sure how to feel"
, started by nPainnTN. Last post was on 3-25.....It's on page 4 now of the Disability Board.
Best of luck to you and please let me know if I can help any further.