What to Do at Your Disability Hearing

Your disability hearing is one of the most important parts of the disability benefits application process. Your testimony during the hearing can have a major effect on the outcome of your case. Here are 4 important tips to remember during your hearing:

  1. Be on time. The judge conducting your hearing has a very busy schedule. If you’re late, the judge will already be displeased.
  2. Answer the questions you’re asked. This may sound obvious, but be sure that when you&rsqou;re asked a question, you answer it directly. Be specific. Don’t volunteer more information than you’re asked to provide.
  3. Present the facts. Let the judge draw conclusions based on the evidence you provide by answering their questions.
  4. Let your attorney argue your case. Your job is to provide specific details about how your disability. Your attorney will offer you further guidance and preparation before your hearing; follow their advice.

Timothy J. Cuddigan
Omaha Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyer With Over 40 Years Experience