How to Answer Questions at a Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) Hearing

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Feb 1, 2016 Roughly one-third of applications for Social Security disability benefits are ultimately approved. How to make sure yours is among them.

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How many questions can you expect to ask, and how should you answer the Judge’s questions at a disability hearing.  Sometimes the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may not ask a claimant any questions, however, other times a Judge may ask you several questions.  Most disability appeal court hearings normally last under an hour and some can be very short as 15 minutes, so you can count on having no questions to answer for an extended time period.

The outlook of answering an Administrative Law Judge’s questions at a disability appeal hearing can be difficult even though you prepared well for it, get ready for the unexpected. There are important guidelines you can follow that will make the process smoother and increase you chance of getting approved for your Social Security Disability Claim.

Social Security Disability Questions and Answers

This is hard to believe but one of the most common mistakes a disability claimant makes during the hearing, especially when failing to answer the question asked by the Administrative Law Judge.  Try to avoid this by paying attention to what the Judge is asking you a specifically question then answers them in a sentence of two.  During the SSD appeal court hearing, it will be very helpful to take notes just in case you have to ask the Judge to restate or explain the question for you.

Don’t Ramble or Go Off the Subject when Answering a Question

The hearing process is a nerve-wracking experience for most claimants.  Many of us are under pressure and too prone to ramble on, it is important to prepare to provide a brief answer to the Administrative Law Judge’s questions.  This usually happens when Claimant answers questions with long-winded explanations that do not answer questions from Administrative Law Judge’s question, it may cause the Judge to stop listening and probably miss important information statements you made which will make him or her may become interrupted and irritated with you.

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“How to win your Social Security Disability without an Attorney” eBook Quotes Part 1

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To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must first have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Then you must have a medical condition that …

Below are quotes from my Digital eBook How to win your Social Security Disability without any attorney to read and learn how it really helps me with my appeal case.  Not only it can help you with your Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income appeal case, it can also help you with your initial claim.

“The attorney told me his firm has so many SSD back log cases that they are unable to win in court for their clients. That’s the reason I did not hire an attorney that would take 25% of my back pay and decide my fate.”

“Some attorneys have so many clients that there is no way they can keep up with all of them. For example, I called an out of town attorney to asked him what is a Decision Writers position at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR). He did not have a clue what I was talking about.” 

“The case manager I had was lazy and he did not volunteer what information and documents I would need in order to get approved.”

“After my little interview was over, the healthcare professional appointed by the Social Security Office, told me to go in the bathroom to wash my face and said goodbye to me.”

“And some attorneys do not inform you that you need to fax or mail all medical notes from your Primary Care Physician (PCP) and Specialists to them or the Social Security Disability Office.”

Some attorneys do not answer your phone calls, emails or give you an update on your case, and tell you what documents you may need for substantial evidence to prove you are indeed disabled and can no longer work.”

Now you have a better understanding of the SSD process through the quotes, you are able to fight your own case by utilizing the steps in the digital eBook “How to win your Social Security Disability without an Attorney.”  All you have to do at this point is to go to the website and purchase the eBook today and start working on your disability initial claim or appeal case.

Step by Step Guidance

Check out our step by step guidance eBook to save you some time and confusion in areas where you may struggle.

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