If you will be attending a Social Security hearing, this is likely because your SSDI claim was denied and you are in the process of filing an appeal. When this occurs, you will be asked questions. Before you are asked these questions, it's a good idea to speak with a disability insurance claim attorney.
Your Background Information
The judge will need to know your background information to be able to make a determination about whether you should qualify. These should be questions that you should be able to answer off the top of your head. Also, you will need to go in-depth about your work history.
The purpose of your work history is to determine if you are able to still work and whether you will be out of work for a period of time. Based on your work history, the judge might argue that you can be retrained for another line of work within a year.
Your Medical Condition
The medical condition you suffer from is the key component of your case. You will be asked about which doctors you have seen. You must describe the medical condition you have and whether you have undergone any treatments for your condition. You should explain how often you suffer side effects as a result of your condition. You should also explain any prescriptions you are on and why there are any gaps in your medical treatment.
Why a Disability Attorney Can Help
Your judge will want to know about your day-to-day activities to get a sense of whether you are able to work. While you might have one of several qualifying conditions, you might also be suffering from a condition that is every bit as debilitating but that cannot be easily proven without the help of your doctor and an experienced disability attorney.
You will need the judge to understand your limitations. For example, if there are weights you are not able to lift, the judge needs to know what this weight is. Make sure to be honest about your limitations because the judge will often be able to determine when you're lying. An administrative law judge hears a large number of cases and you won't even want to exaggerate.
However, the extent of your injuries might not be clear to the judge especially if you are suffering from an uncommon condition. Then, you will need experts to help you make a solid case.