Your SSD Testimony - Work and School

September 11,2012
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When you testify at a Social Security disability hearing, the administrative law judge (ALJ) will cover numerous aspects of your case in order to determine if you qualify for benefits. They will especially focus on your work history and educational background. Our New York Social Security disability attorney can review your history with you. 

Your Work History
The judge will question you regarding any jobs you have held in the past 15 years, including topics such as how much time you spent each day sitting, standing and walking and the amount of weight you had to lift and carry. The judge will also clarify if and how your health affected your job performance. You should clearly describe your skills to the judge so they can understand your limitations. The judge will ask how long it takes to achieve a medium level of skill at your job as well. Our New York Social Security disability lawyer can help prepare you for the hearing.

Educational Background

The judge will also ask about your educational background, including how far you went in school, if you attended vocational training or training at work and if you attended training in the military. Be sure to inform our New York Social Security disability attorney if you recently attended schooling as well.

Our New York Social Security disability attorney would be glad to discuss your concerns about testifying at your SSD hearing. You can reach Hermann Law Group, PLLC, at 1-877-773-3030 for further information.