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What to Expect at Your Disability Hearing

  • Published: April 23, 2013
What to Expect at Your Disability Hearing

A Social Security disability hearing is private and less formal than a typical courtroom trial. But regardless of the informality of the disability hearing, there are still certain procedures that will take place. Although your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will give you the details, below is a brief overview.

What to Expect at Your Disability Hearing

Unlike typical courtroom trials, you will not need to be sworn in by a clerk. The administrative law judge (ALJ) will generally commence the hearing by giving an overview of the history of your case and the issues that need to be addressed and decided at the hearing.

Some judges also recite what you will need to prove. Instead of providing a simple and well-defined explanation, they give a broad description that the claimant must be unable to perform substantial gainful activity. Although this may give you the false notion that you have to be bedridden to get disability benefits, your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will explain to you that there are many factors involved.

Asking Questions

The judge will start by first asking you certain questions. Your Ocala Social Security disability lawyer will also have the option to ask you questions to provide the judge with more clarification. If your lawyer asks you questions, you need to provide as much detail as possible. Most likely your lawyer is asking a question about an important issue that needs additional information.

Let Us Help You

For more information about what to expect at your Social Security disability hearing, call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (352) 304 5300 to schedule an appointment with an Ocala Social Security disability lawyer.

Claudeth Henry

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