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Issues That May Arise During Questioning by an Administrative Law Judge in an SSD Hearing

  • Published: November 26, 2013

A Social Security disability lawyer in Ocala can discuss what to expect during an SSD administrative hearing for benefits claims. It is important to understand the impact of answers given to the administrative law judge.

A Social Security Disability Lawyer in Ocala Explains What to Expect During an Administrative Law Hearing in an SSD Benefits Claim

If you apply for and are denied Social Security disability benefits, a Social Security disability attorney in Ocala can help you understand your next step in the process. During the appeals process, you may have a hearing in front of what’s called an administrative law judge (ALJ). Though your Social Security disability attorney in Ocala will attend the hearing with you, the ALJ will likely ask you questions directly.

A Social Security Disability Lawyer in Ocala Explains What to Expect During Questioning From an ALJ

The ALJ will ask questions regarding your disability or illness and how it affects your ability to work. You may expect questions such as:

  • How long can you stand?
  • How long can you sit?

As your Social Security disability lawyer in Ocala will discuss, the answers to these types of questions must be answered carefully. The ALJ needs to know how long you can stand or sit in a work situation. Therefore, answers such as “one hour” or “twenty minutes” without further explanation can unintentionally mislead. It may be better to elaborate and give examples that demonstrate a work situation. Often, claimants may be able to stand for an hour but then must lay down for three to recover from the pain. Or they may be able to sit for longer than twenty minutes but not without excruciating pain or needing more pain medication. Let your Social Security disability attorney in Ocala advise you on the best way to answer these kinds of questions.

A seasoned Social Security disability lawyer in Ocala can help you understand the hearing process in an SSD claim. Call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC to set up a consultation at 352-304-5300.

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