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Preparing for a Special Security disability hearing is important

On Behalf of | Aug 29, 2019 | Social Security Disability

The Social Security Disability hearing is an important part of the process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits for all Texans. The hearing can help determine if the disabled applicant will have their claim for benefits approved or denied, which is why it is important for disabled applicants to be prepared for their Social Security Disability hearing.

To begin with, disabled applicants should not be nervous during their Social Security Disability hearing and should always provide concise and truthful answers to the questions they receive. Disabled individuals may be asked about their medical condition, including their symptoms, medications, pain and range of motion; their physical and mental abilities; their medical history; their training and education; their employment history; and their day-to-day activities.

The administrative law judge conducting the Social Security Disability hearing will have a copy of the disabled individual’s medical records. The purpose of the questioning during the hearing will primarily be to obtain details related to the disabled individual’s medical condition for which they are seeking

Social Security Disability benefits. To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits the disabled individual must suffer from a medical condition that prevents them from working and is expected to last for 12 months or longer or result in death. Additional work history requirements are also necessary to meet.

Because Social Security disability benefits are important to the day-to-day lives of disabled individuals and their families, it is important for disabled applicants to be familiar with how to apply for benefits and the appeals process. Part of that process if for disabled applicants to know what to expect from their disability hearing to be in the best position possible to receive the benefits they need.