Hearing Questions – The First Questions

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What kind of questions will I be asked at my disability hearing?

Hearing Questions – The First Questions…

Every case is different. This means that every claimant will be asked different questions. You will probably be asked some of these questions, but not all of them. You may also be asked some different questions, depending on what your attorney (or the judge) is trying to prove.

Introductory Questions:

Most hearings start out the same way. You will almost certainly be asked these questions, right at the beginning:

  • What is your full name?
  • How old are you? When is your birthday?
  • What is the highest grade that you completed in school?
  • Where do you live?
  • Who do you live with?
  • What kind of home do you live in? (ie: one story house, 2nd floor apartment, etc.)
  • Are you currently working?

You will also be asked questions about the following areas:

Please describe your work history for at least the past fifteen years.

Tell us about your medications, doctors, and treatments.

How would you describe your pain and other symptoms.

What does your average day look like, from morning till night?

What kinds of social activities are you involved in?

Who does the cooking, cleaning, and shopping in your home?

Are you able to meet your personal care needs (ie: bathing, dressing, etc.)?

How long can you stand, walk, or sit, before the pain gets worse?

Of course, these are not ALL of the questions that you will be asked. But, this gives you a good idea of what kind of information you will be expected to provide. Please check back as we add more detailed questions for each of the topics above.

More articles in the “Help! I have a Disability Hearing!” series:

More articles coming soon…

If we have not answered your questions about what to expect at your disability hearing, please keep checking back! Or, leave your question in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Best wishes on your upcoming hearing!

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Originally published: September 19, 2016 at thehardinlawfirm.com.

 Last updated: November 30, 2016 at 12:21 pm

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