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Testifying About Fatigue at an Administrative Hearing

  • Published: September 14, 2011

If you received a Social Security disability claim denial, you can appeal the denial at a disability hearing. During a Social Security disability hearing, you will testify before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) about your medical condition. The ALJ and your Ocala disability lawyer can ask you questions about your condition, including how the condition affects your ability to engage in substantial gainful activity. If you suffer from fatigue and it affects your ability to maintain a job and complete routine tasks, describe the fatigue so that the ALJ can gain a better understanding of why the fatigue makes you eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits.

Both the ALJ and your Ocala disability lawyer can question you during the disability hearing. Remember that you are testifying under oath, and must answer all questions truthfully. First, the ALJ or your attorney will ask you to describe what the fatigue feels like including whether the fatigue comes on gradually, and whether the fatigue is similar to feeling tired or weak. Next, the ALJ or your attorney may ask you whether certain times of the day affect your level of fatigue. In addition, you may also be asked if factors like heat or stress make the fatigue worse. Expect a few questions regarding whether sleep or positive experiences help to make your fatigue better or at least more manageable. Finally, an ALJ may ask you questions about your sleeping patterns and how a lack of sleep affects the level of fatigue you experience.

If fatigue or any other medical condition has made it difficult or impossible for you to work, contact experienced Ocala disability lawyer CJ Henry today for a free evaluation of your case.

Claudeth Henry

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