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The Credibility of Your Statements During the Disability Determination Process

  • Published: March 24, 2013
The Credibility of Your Statements During the Disability Determination Process

An important factor in the Social Security disability claims process is the claimant’s credibility in front of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability examiner. To remain a credible claimant, it is highly advised that you hire an experienced attorney from a reputable Ocala Social Security disability appeal law firm to advise you and guide you through the disability claims process.

The Credibility of Your Statements During the Disability Determination Process

The first step in the Social Security disability determination process is for the SSA examiner to establish that you have a medically determinable impairment that is associated with certain symptoms. Once this is established, the examiner will then need to examine the intensity and persistence of the symptoms to see whether they affect your ability to be gainfully employed. In doing so, the examiner will consider your statements about your pain and other symptoms.  As such, you need to make sure you retain your credibility by providing truthful statements.

Here are two important ways you can retain your credibility:

  1. Keep a pain diary and record how you’re feeling each day. Having a personal record of your symptoms will be useful during your examination.
  2. Your attorney, hired from a reputable Ocala Social Security disability appeal law firm, can validate your statements by providing objective medical evidence. The more evidence there is to back up your statements, the more the SSA examiner will rely on your statements.

Contact Us

For more information about retaining your credibility in front of the disability examiner, or for a free consultation with a disability attorney from an Ocala Social Security disability appeal law firm, call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (352) 304-5300 today.

Claudeth Henry

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