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The details really matter in your Florida Social Security disability hearing testimony

  • Published: March 12, 2012

The success of your Florida Social Security disability case may depend on how good a job your Ocala disability attorney does in preparing you to testify.  Your Ocala disability attorney must prepare you to describe details about how your impairment affects your daily activities.  The details you provide in your testimony can often what tips the decision in your favor.

At your hearing, the administrative law judge will ask you about your activities. If you testify that you can perform a wide range of activities (walking, shopping, laundry, gardening, cooking and cleaning, going on vacations, etc.), the judge may find that you are not disabled because you are able to do too much.

Even though it may initially appear that you are able to do too much, your Ocala disability attorney can still win the case for you if he or she can elicit testimony establishing that you cannot sustain any of these activities for a full work week. That is, in order to be capable of holding any job, even a sedentary one, you must be capable of sustained work on a regular and continuing basis. A regular and continuing basis generally is defined as eight hours a day, five days a week.

You should never try to hide facts from the judge. For example, if you walk one to two miles twice a week, you should be able to explain why this activity does not prove you can work by providing additional details to the judge. The walks may be prescribed as rehabilitative therapy or you may only be able to walk 15 minutes before you must stop and rest.

The expertise of an Ocala Social Security disability lawyer is invaluable in preparing you to testify about your impairments and your inability to perform sustained work, and can be the difference between winning and losing your Florida disability case. To evaluate the facts specific to your case, contact dedicated Ocala Social Security disability lawyer Claudeth J. Henry for an initial consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page or call (352) 304-5300.


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