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We are listing ten top reasons to write a hearing brief. Look for a reason a day through the 10th of July.

Reason #4   The Judge wants a Memorandum

A hearing brief can be very helpful to the judge. That's the point, after all. Since the memorandum is part of the disability claim file, it is available to the judge before, during and after the hearing.

A concise pre-hearing memorandum is on the list of best practices for claimants' representatives collected by the ALJs. Further, with hundreds of newly hired ALJs deciding claims, a memorandum is even more important.

A hearing memorandum should be written for every Social Security disability hearing, and submitted well in advance of the the hearing.