How can I get my Social Security Disability hearing expedited?
Social Security designates 6 different circumstances in which a Disability hearing may be expedited. Below I have generally outlined these unique situations. Remember that this is just an outline and for more detailed descriptions of when a hearing can be expedited, you should call Social Security or visit their website:
For people whose illness is irreversible and expected to end in death
100% Disabled Veteran:
For veterans who are considered 100%
For veterans who sustained injury during active duty service on or after October 1, 2001
For people who have a medical condition Social Security has determined invariably qualifies for Disability
For people who are without food, medical care, or shelter
For people who are suicidal, homicidal, or possibly violent
Hopefully this shows a little more clearly in what circumstances a hearing may be scheduled quickly. Again, the above is not legal advice, but a general explanation of the expedition process. In my experience, it is pretty rare for a Social Security Disability expedition to be granted. However, if a person qualifies, it can be quite helpful and important to getting their claim processed quickly. A Social Security Disability attorney can certainly help in requesting an expedited hearing.