Verify that you know your court date, time and hearing location. Load the google maps app for directions on your phone if needed. At Slusky and Walt, we mail directions to our clients when requested. Verify that you have the address of the building and the suite number or floor of your hearing. Some social security hearing offices are in buildings of their own while others are on certain floors of an office building. You will need a state photo I.D. to enter the hearing room. Plan to arrive at least one hour prior to your hearing time unless you have an 8:30 am hearing. If you have an 8:30 am hearing, arrive when the building opens at 8:00am. Parking is typically free except at the Federal McNamara Building on Michigan Avenue in Detroit.
DO’s: Bring your valid U.S. driver’s license, state identification, military I.D. or passport. A small handbag will be allowed.
DON’Ts: All court visitors will go through a security check with a metal detector. Do not bring any weapons, knives, mace, coins, screwdrivers, or other metal tools. If you do, you will not be allowed into your hearing. Some courts will not allow food or beverages. Remember to check your handbag and keyring for these items before you arrive at court.