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:
- Be on time. The judge conducting your hearing has a very busy schedule. If you’re late, the judge will already be displeased.
- Answer the questions you’re asked. This may sound obvious, but be sure that when you are asked a question, you answer it directly. Be specific. Don’t volunteer more information than you’re asked to provide.
- Present the facts. Let the judge draw conclusions based on the evidence you provide by answering their questions.
- 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.