Should You Have Your Social Security Disability Hearing Via Videoteleconference, or What is Called a VTC Hearing?

During the time you are waiting for a Social Security Disability hearing to be scheduled, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will send you a letter saying that your case can be heard more quickly and efficiently by way of  a VTC hearing.

Should you agree to have a VTC hearing, this will mean that your case will not be heard in person before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).  Instead, you will appear in front of an ALJ by way of a video camera.   SSA loves having VTC hearings as they can have hearings before judges that are in less busy parts of the country.  However,  this process is quite impersonal, and your lawyer will probably not know the judge, which may put your lawyer and you at a disadvantage in your Social Security Disability hearing.

You have only 20 days to Object to Proceeding by way of a VTC hearing, so you do not want to miss the deadline.   The law firm of Sheri R. Abrams always objects to having VTC  hearings.