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Your Testimony at the Disability Hearing: Shortness of Breath

  • Published: August 13, 2012

The following questions are typical of what the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) or your Ocala, Florida Social Security disability lawyer may ask you during your SSD hearing if you are impaired by shortness of breath.

  1. 1.      What brings on your shortness of breath?

  • Exertion
  • Lung congestion
  • Cardiac chest pain
  • Asthma
  • Weather changes
  • Allergies
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  1. 2.      Describe how it feels when you experience shortness of breath

  • (Your Ocala, Florida Social Security disability lawyer will develop the specifics of your impairment through follow up questions.)
  1. 3.      How often do you experience acute episodes of breathing problems?

  • What are your symptoms during these acute episodes?
  • What brings on these acute episodes?
  • How long does each episode last?
  1. 4.      Specific questions

  • How fast do you walk?
  • How far can you walk before you become short of breath and need to stop?
  • How many stairs can you climb before you become short of breath and need to stop?
  • Are you bothered by dust, fumes and or gases?
  • How often do you wheeze?
  • How often do you have lung infections?
  • How many pillows do you use when you sleep?
  1. 5.      Work issues

  • How often have you missed work because of your breathing problems?
  • During work, would you need to take unscheduled breaks?
  • How often would you need to take unscheduled breaks?

For a complimentary evaluation of your case, call CJ Henry, an Ocala, Florida Social Security disability lawyer at (352) 304-5300.

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