SSA is still holding disability hearings.
Before the coronavirus outbreak, hearings were either held in person or over a video screen.
Since social distancing has been required, SSA has made all hearings telephone only.
A claimant may decline the hearing, however there is no way to know how long it will take to reschedule your hearing if you decline the telephone hearing.
The drawback to the telephone hearing is that the Judge will not be able to see you. The Judge still reviews all medical records and hears your testimony.
Questions about your Social Security disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.