How to Fill Out Form HA-4486 in San Jose

Request for Hearing Form

If you’ve been denied Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you’re far from alone.

Social Security denies most people when they first apply.

At Angelina Valle & Associates, we strongly encourage you to consider appealing.

Appeals are when many people win benefits.

And if your appeal leads to a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge, that’s one of the most important moments in your case.

It could be your only chance to explain why you need benefits in person with a key decision-maker.

If Social Security denied your benefits after a reconsideration, you’ll need to fill out Form HA-4486 to request a hearing with a judge.

Don’t delay starting your appeal. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a strict deadline for appeals. If you miss it, you might have to start over your application from the beginning.

Form HA-4486 is called “Claimant’s Statement When Request for Hearing is Filed and the Issue is Disability.”

You’ll need to fill out that form, along with Form SSA-3441-BK, which is called “Disability Report – Appeal.”

Contact Angelina Valle & Associates now to get a FREE CONSULTATION on your Social Security Disability appeal.

What Information Do I Put on Form HA-4486?

On this form you provide an update on your medical and work situation since you first applied for benefits.

  • Is your health better or worse?
  • How are your daily activities different?
  • What’s the latest medical treatment you’ve received?

You get an opportunity here to describe your condition. This is a chance to explain why you need disability benefits, and you should take advantage of it.

And always remember: while you’re getting treated for your health problems, hold on to your medical records.

Your medical evidence will be crucial when you’re facing a judge.

Can a Disability Lawyer Help Me With Form HA-4486?

Yes. Applying for Social Security Disability is complicated. Appealing is even more involved.

You can ease your own burden and give yourself the best chance at winning benefits by working with an experienced disability lawyer.

Angelina Valle & Associates has helped thousands of people in the San Jose and Salinas areas win disability benefits.

We understand how the system works and where you can run into problems.

We can help you with Form HA-4486 and all the forms you need to apply and appeal for Social Security Disability benefits.

We’ll also help you prepare when it’s time for you to talk to a judge, so you’ll be confident and ready to testify. Some lawyers only show up on the day of your hearing.

When you work with us, we’ll collect all your medical evidence, analyze your Social Security file, set a strategy for your case and question any medical or vocational experts who Social Security calls to testify about you.

Call us right away if you were denied your disability claim, so you don’t lose time to put together your appeal.

You’re going through a lot of hardship. We’re determined to guide you through this process with care and compassion.

If you need help with Form HA-4486, contact us now!

Forms

Pre-Application
Workers’ Compensation/Public Disability Questionnaire
View and download Form SSA-546

Disability Report – Adult
View and download Form SSA-3368

Work History Report
View and download Form SSA-3369-BK

Hearing Request
Claimant’s Statement when ‘Request for Hearing’ is filed and issue is Disability
View and download Form HA-4486

Hearing Preparation
Disability Report Appeal
View and download Form SSA-3441-BK

Medication List
View and download Form HA-4632

Recent Work History
View and download Form HA-4633


Advocacy and Program Information

NSCLC – National Senior Citizens Law Center
CCD – Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law – Advocacy Manuals
Medicare Rights Center
NOSSCR – National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives


Medical Resources

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy – The classic reference.
The American Psychological Association PsychNet and PsychCrawler (really).
The American Psychiatric Association – Publishers of the DSMV.
The American Medical Association and:
AMA Physician Select – Find information on all U.S. MDs.
JAMA – Journal of the American Medical Association.
Stanford University MedWorld – Amazing access to research tools.
National Institutes of Health
NIH National Library of Medicine
Centers for Disease Control
Food and Drug Administration
World Health Organization
MedScape – Extensive! Free after registration.