How to Testify at Your Hearing

The key to testifying at any court hearing, whether it be Social Security Disability or Workers’ Compensation, is to be believable.

The Judge has to decide if you are making sense in light of the medical records, injury reports, and doctors’ testimony.

You will need to get an idea of the questions you will be asked at the hearing.

You should contact your attorney to discuss the areas of questioning and why the questions are being asked.

This will help you prepare for your court hearing.

Make sure to practice at home so you will be ready for big day.

People may error in the excess, such as testifying that they are always in pain and can do nothing at all. Others will testify that they are better than they really are and can do all kinds of activities.

Neither extremes are believable.

What the Judge wants to know is what happens on a typical day. You may also testify about what happens on bad days and better days. Be prepared to give an estimate of the number of bad and better days that you experience.

Additional witnesses or letters of support may also support your testimony.

Questions about how to make your case more believable? Feel free to contact Illinois Work injury and Social Security Disability attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Social Security Benefits Will Keep Coming throughout Shutdown

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The Social Security Administration is funded through September 2019. This means retirement and disability benefits will continue to be paid and disability hearings will be held as scheduled.

Latest Disability News Shows Need for Lawyer

The investigative journalism of the Nashville Newspaper has shined a light on Social Security’s disability review procedures.

Doctors are paid per file to review Social Security claimants’ cases.

The faster they go, the more money they make.

They also deny many, many cases.

Frightening to think you are in the hands of someone like this.

SSA hopes that many people who are denied will never appeal and go away.

It saves the government a large amount of money.

Make sure that you understand the process and your rights.

It does not cost any upfront money to hire an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer. The lawyer is only paid if you win your case and you collect money.

You should get a Social Security lawyer right away to help you with your case and to appeal any denials as soon as possible.

Questions about your disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.