Despite these advantages, I usually recommend to my clients that they request an in-person disability hearing.
I find that the video hearings can sometimes be too impersonal. I think it is important for you and your disability lawyer to get face time with the ALJ deciding your case. That way, you can present your story in-person and the ALJ can see and hear first hand, from just a few feet away, what you are going through. By having an in-person hearing, you are adding a more human element to your claim, which hopefully pays off in the form of getting disability benefits.