We receive a lot of questions about the topics that will be covered at a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. Some of the areas that the ALJ may cover with a disability applicant include:
Personal Information and Background
- Social Security Number
- Mailing Address
- Date of Birth
- If you are currently working and if so, in what capacity and for whom.
- If you have attempted to work since your disability began and if so, the outcome of the attempt(s).
- Your occupation at the onset of your disability, including the length of your employment, what you did each day, and why you were unable to continue.
- Your work history for the past 15 years, your specific job duties, and dates of employment.
Medical Conditions and Resulting Impairments
- Your medical issues (physical and mental).
- The date of diagnosis.
- How your issues have progressed.
- How your issues affect your daily life and your ability to work.
Are You Prepared For Your Hearing?
Working with a capable Pensacola SSD lawyer prior to your disability hearing can ensure that the process goes more smoothly. You and your lawyer may discuss ways to demonstrate your abilities and limitations. You might also examine medical records and work history to prepare for the hearing. Call Ortiz Law Firm at (888) 321-8131 for a free case evaluation.