I am new here and I am wandering if I could get some feedback from others about the ssi situation. My 8 almost 9 year old son has severe ADHD, ODD, SPD and has had a positive Autism screening but no official diagnosis yet. I applied for SSI over a year ago. We have been denied at the initial application and at the reconsideration appeal. We just had our hearing on Monday with the ALJ.
They requested that I bring my son with me and I did. They took him into the court room without me but my lawyer was with him. My lawyer said he almost flipped a chair over and she had to hold it still, he was unable to successfully tie his shoe at her request and this is due to the low muscle tone in his hands. He also randomly said poopie during the hearing into the mic and told the court reporter that she was a poopie mcpoopiekins. I am embarassed by this behavior but the fact is....this is not even the tip of the iceburg with him.
After they let my son go the judge told my lawyer to go with him even though it was a short distance from the court room to the waiting room where I was. I was only in the court room for 20 maybe 30 minutes before the judge concluded her questioning and told us that since she has all of his records and letters from school and daycare she will not need any more evidence and she would be closing the case and issuing a desision in a week to 10 days. Based on this if you have been through a hearing do you think that things look to be in my favor or no?