What Will I Testify About?

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Angela Davis-Morris

When facing a disability hearing, whether at the appeals stage or for the first time, it is important to know what you will be testifying about so you can prepare. One of the best ways you can prepare is by hiring a Social Security disability attorney, as they have the experience and know-how to get you ready for the questions you will be asked at these hearings.

Guidelines for Your Disability Hearing

The most important rule of any hearing is that you tell the truth. Lying at a hearing will get you into legal trouble, and severely hinder your chances at getting your Social Security disability benefits. The best thing you can do is be prepared. Understand how to exactly explain your disability, the pain you are in, and why you cannot work or why you are limited as to what work you can do. Most judges will try to dispute your claim, so know how to fight the disputes. In addition, have as much documentation to prove your claim as possible, from medical records to a detailed description of your day-to-day activities and medications you take.

At Your Hearing

You will receive help and guidance by your Social Security disability attorney in regards to the above recommendations. This is an overwhelming process, but being prepared is the only solution. Here are some of the items you will be asked about at your hearing:

  • Your medical condition and medical history: Symptoms, medications and side effects, etc.
  • Physical/Mental Capabilities: What are the specific limitations you deal with on a daily basis that prohibits you to work? What are your day-to-day activities, before and after you became disabled?
  • Education: What is your past education or any past training?
  • Employment History: The judge will focus on the last 15 years and your job duties.
  • And more!

If you are concerned about your Social Security disability hearing in Mississippi, do not hesitate to reach out to Davis-Morris Law Firm for your free consultation!

Courtesy of: FindLaw

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