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February 2021

Tips for Testifying at Your Social Security Disability Hearing

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Hearings
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Even though hearings are now being held on the telephone, your testimony is still taken under “oath” which means you must tell the truth. When the judge (also Administrative Law Judge or “ALJ”) asks a question, do not try to figure out why the judge is asking that particular question or whether your answer will […]

Why Is My Past Work So Important When Filing for Social Security Disability?

  • By: The Law Center for Social Security Rights
  • Work Credits
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When filing for disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews your past employment. This is one of the steps required in the evaluation process. That is, the SSA is making a determination as to whether you can return to any of your past work while considering your functional limitations. Once again, this is one of […]