The 10 Most Common Questions Asked in a Social Security Disability Hearing
Every Administrative Law Judge in a social security disability hearing will have a different way of conducting his or her hearing. The questions listed below offer a glimpse into a typical disability hearing. They are not exhaustive and will likely lead to more questions depending on the individual’s circumstance.
- Over the last 15 years, what job titles have you held, and what were your job duties?
- Are you currently working or in school?
- Why did you stop working?
- Why can’t you work now?
- What are your diagnoses?
- What treatment are you receiving?
- What are your physical and/or mental limitations?
- What is your current living situation?
- How do your impairments affect your activities of daily living?
- What are your hobbies?
If the disability claimant has an attorney present at the hearing, the attorney will likely follow up with additional questions intended to support the claim. It’s a good idea to review the above questions prior to the hearing and consider how the answers, taken under oath, can support or hurt a disability claim.
Disability hearings may look a little different due to COVID-19, to learn more about what a hearing may look like during the pandemic check out this blog post.