2011.1 How can the Social Security office help a claimant?
The Social Security office or hearing office can help you or other interested parties prepare for the hearing by:
Explaining the issues involved in the case;
Explaining how the hearing will be conducted;
Telling you how to arrange for the appearance of witnesses;
Advising you how to obtain any documents that may be needed for the presentation of the case; and
Telling you how to arrange for a representative.
2011.2 Can claimants review written materials about the hearing?
Yes, you or your representative may review the record and receive copies of the evidence.