Is Everything I say Confidential?
Updated: Sep 12
Everything you discuss with your attorney is confidential. However, some of the information you give to the attorney will necessarily be stated to the Social Security Administration in an effort to get you your benefits.
The Social Security Administration keeps everything about you confidential. They will not even talk to an attorney about your claim until the proper paperwork is submitted, signed by you requesting that the Administration talk to the attorney about your case.
When you go to a hearing before the Administrative Law Judge, only the people that are necessary to your claim are in the room.
Those people are you, your attorney, the Judge, the Judge’s clerk and the vocational witness will be on the phone. All of these people are also keeping everything you say confidential. No one else is allowed in the room unless you are specifically requesting the person to be in the room.