Greater Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Social Security Disability Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. has proudly represented its residents in their appeals of Social Security Disability Claims. At a hearing before a Social Security Judge, evidence from the Claimant's treating physician is given the most weight. If the treating physician has documented the nature and severity of the claimant's impairment and is supported by objective diagnostic techniques, the Judge should accept the opinion as controlling. Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. will utilize functional capacity questionnaires, to effectively present medical evidence from the treating physician.

Hearings before a Ft. Lauderdale Social Security Judge generally last from 20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the judge, the witnesses and the issue. The hearing is very informal and the rules of evidence do not apply. Most recently, the Social Security Judges in Ft. Lauderdale have started to utilize Video Teleconferencing (VTC), where the Judge is in a remote location. Claimant's may object to VTC hearings and request a live hearing. The Judge will identify all exhibits and thereafter swear in the witnesses. Some Social Security Judges do their own questioning, while others rely on the attorney to do so. Social Security Judges usually do not indicate how they will decide at the end of the hearing and it may take weeks to months to receive a written decision. Sometimes additional evidence is submitted after the hearing is closed.

The Social Security Judges in Ft. Lauderdale Administration has the discretion to appoint Vocational Experts and Medical Experts, to give testimony at hearing. These experts are paid by the Social Security Administration, although they are supposed to be neutral. The quality of expert testimony has a broad range, from very helpful to very unhelpful.

Attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq., provides expert and caring representation in Social Security Disability Claims in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. All attorney fees are contingent and there are never out of pocket feess. A free consultation can be arranged in one of the convenient offices of the firm.

The Boca Raton law office of Randy Zeldin, Esq. is conveniently located on 6111 Broken Sound Pkwy NW, #200.

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