The best testimony strategy is to focus your testimony on the details of your impairment. Your Ocala Florida Social Security disability lawyer will help prepare you for testifying by explaining how to stay on point.
Regardless of whether you are the nicest, most honest person in the world, the fact is that the judge is simply not interested in this information. Being a person of exceptional character has nothing to do with the severity of your impairment and your eligibility for disability benefits. In fact, the more you try to explain how good you are, the more the judge may doubt that this claim is genuine. Thus, your Ocala Florida Social Security disability attorney will advise you to avoid focusing on being a good person and instead focus on the limitations caused by your impairment.
Putting on a show for the judge is another misstep that will not help your case. Again, the judge may question whether or not you are being genuine. There is nothing wrong with crying or being in pain, but the judge will be able to tell if you are putting on an act for the hearing.
SSA wants to hear from you so that you can describe what it is like to live with your impairment. If, instead, you tell the judge that employment conditions are poor or that you have not been able to find work, you are not giving the judge anything on which he can base a decision. Your Ocala Florida Social Security disability lawyer will advise you to stay on point and avoid testimony that is not relevant.
As your hearing nears, it will be important to ensure you are well-prepared to give effective testimony. An Ocala Florida Social Security disability lawyer from CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC can help. Call 352-304-5300 today.