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What can you do to prepare for a disability hearing?

On Behalf of | Nov 21, 2019 | Social Security Disability

Preparing for a Social Security Disability hearing can be important because it may be a significant step in the application process for SSD benefits that helps to determine if the disabled applicant receives benefits. Eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits is based on a qualifying medical condition causing disability and work history, which informs some of the questions the applicant may be asked during the hearing.

During a Social Security Disability hearing, the applicant should be prepared for the questions they may be asked, but there is no need to be nervous. An administrative law judge will conduct the hearing to learn more about the applicant’s disability and eligibility for SSD benefits. The applicant should be prepared to share information related to their medical condition, medical history and physical and mental abilities. They may be asked questions related to their symptoms, medications and side effects, severity of pain and range of motion.

Additionally, the applicant may also be asked about their work history and job training and education during a Social Security Disability hearing. The day-to-day activities of the applicant may also be a part of the questioning during a Social Security Disability hearing. Because eligibility for SSD benefits is based on a qualifying medical condition that causes disability and the work history of the applicant, questions about their medical condition and work history may be asked. It is always important for the applicant to be truthful during their hearing.

Social Security Disability benefits can help disabled individuals make ends meeting during a difficult time when they are unable to work because of their disability. As a result, disabled individuals should understand the application process for SSD benefits and how to prepare themselves to navigate the challenging application process and their hearing.


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