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What will I have to say at my hearing?



 
If is difficult to know exactly what to say at one’s disability hearing because it all depends upon the questions the administrative law judge might have.

Obviously, if you are asked questions, you should answer them honestly. However, answer questions without exaggerating or diminishing your limitations or pain.

With regard to whether or not you will have to say anything, it is an unknown. Sometimes the judge is satisfied with the evidence contained within your disability claim; therefore, they may feel no need to question you. Or, the judge may give your representative an opportunity to present their interpretation of the evidence contained in your folder.

Also, there is a chance that you may have to answer questions posed by a vocational expert. If a judge is not sure of their decision, they may want more clarification from their expert.

If you are asked about your jobs

Again, do answer honestly, but describe your past jobs as your performed them. If you lifted heavy weight, walked, stooped etc., which is how you should describe it. The vocational expert uses the DOT description for your jobs; you may have performed them differently. Your description may help the judge rule out a past job. This is important because a vocational allowance requires that you be unable to perform any of your past work.

If your have representation, they should help prepare you for your hearing. Still, they cannot know what the judge might ask, so be prepared.

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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

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