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Social Security Disability Hearing: Importance of Your Testimony

  • Published: October 23, 2012

The testimony you provide at your Social Security disability hearing will have a big impact on whether the administrative law judge will award you benefits. You need to attend your hearing ready to answer any question the judge will ask with as much detail as possible. At the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC, our Ocala disability attorneys have the necessary knowledge and experience to help you properly prepare for your disability hearing.

Preparation is Key

The most important step you need to take in making sure you secure a favorable outcome at your Social Security disability hearing is to be prepared to give a confident and detailed testimony. Our Ocala disability attorneys know that the only way to ensure a successful testimony is to prepare for the types of questions that the judge may ask you and what information to provide for the judge to base his decision upon.

General Topics of Questions Asked

Some the major the topics that the administrative law judges will address in their line of questioning include:

  •  Background, age, education and vocational training
  • Level of education completed
  • Your native language and any other languages you can use to communicate with
  • Literacy questions

 Non-Bearing Questions

The majority of the questions the administrative law judges ask at hearings are directly linked to the claimant’s medical impairment. However, some of the questions will not have anything to do with the disabling condition or the claim. Although the content of your answers to these non-bearing questions may not have a direct effect on your case, the judge is looking to see how you answer the questions.  In other words, your demeanor and body language are what the judges looking for when asking these questions.

Our Ocala disability attorneys will guide you as to properly answer these types of questions.

 We Can Help You

Preparation is key to a successful testimony at your Social Security disability hearing. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with one of our Ocala disability attorneys, please call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352.304.5300.

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