Your hearing with a Social Security administrative law judge could be the most important moment in your Social Security Disability case. It’s your only chance to explain, face-to-face with a key decision-maker, why you can’t work and you need disability benefits. It’s understandable if you’re nervous. But you can take certain steps to get prepared, so your hearing goes as smoothly as possible, and your chances of winning benefits are better. In this chart from the disability law firm James Trauring & Associates, LLC, with offices in Schenectady, Albany and Saratoga Springs serving Upstate and Western New York, find out how to prepare for your hearing.