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Ocala Social Security Disability Lawyer Explains What Your Testimony Should Help Prove

  • Published: May 15, 2014

An Ocala Social Security Disability Lawyer Discusses Your Testimony

In the following blog, an Ocala Social Security disability lawyer explains the most crucial points that must be established when you testify at your hearing.

Two Important Points

You and your Ocala Social Security disability attorney must convince the ALJ of two primary things:
• The work you have done for 15 years is too difficult for you to do now.
• There are no other types of work available in the job market that you can do.

Your Past Work

To demonstrate the first point listed above, you will be asked to describe the least demanding type of work you did in the past fifteen years, and why you can’t do it any more. You will need to explain your limitations so that the ALJ can clearly see the reasons for your inability to continue in your previous job. Since the Social Security Administration is concerned only with facts that have specific bearing on your case, you should confine your answers to the matter at hand.

No Alternative Work

You must next explain why you are unable to take another position. The Social Security Administration does not require total incapacitation or unbearable agony in order to declare a claimant disabled. They will need to know why, although you have successfully demonstrated that you cannot perform strenuous work, you cannot undertake lighter work than what you did before. Such a job might involve lifting objects of perhaps 10 to 20 pounds and having to stand for perhaps six hours during the workday. If you can address that, it is possible that the SSA may declare you disabled according to the applicable regulations, but rule that you have the ability to fill the minimum requirements of a sedentary position.

Know Your Options

The guidance and advice of an experienced Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will be invaluable to you in your disability case. Call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300 for help today.

Claudeth Henry

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