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Written Statements from Lay Witnesses

  • Published: June 26, 2014

One of the first questions that the Ocala Social Security disability law office that is representing you may have is who can help provide testimony on your behalf. In some cases, it is not possible to have the witness appear to present live testimony at your hearing. However, your Ocala Social Security disability law office may wish to provide written statements from these witnesses.

Style of Letter

Your Ocala Social Security disability attorney may explain that it is best to avoid form letters that simply state how long witnesses have known you and that you are disabled. Instead, the letter should be personalized. It should clearly establish how the witness knows you and would be able to provide information regarding your physical or mental condition.

Content of Letter

Your Ocala Social Security disability law office can provide information about what should be included in the letter. For example, it should include how long the witness has known you. It should also list any personal observations that the witness made regarding the disability, such as seeing you fall or having to be transported by an ambulance because of your condition. The witness can explain how he or she has provided assistance to you, such as transporting you to medical appointments.

Before your attorney submits a statement from a lay witness to help establish your case, he or she will provide instructions to the witness about how to prepare the statement and the information that should be included in it. Call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352.304.5300 for assistance.

Claudeth Henry

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