What Happens At A Hearing? Questions About Personal Information and Work HistoryBy Kenton Koszdin on May 21, 2018 | In Disability Insurance
For Social Security disability benefit applicants that have been yet again issued a denial after filing a Request for Reconsideration of an initial denial, the appeals process may continue with a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). These are informal hearings with only the applicant, the applicant’s attorney, the ALJ or judge, and likely some vocational or medical expert present. At all times, the ALJ will be assessing an applicant’s honesty and credibility.
Personal Information – These questions cover the basic details of an applicant’s personal situation.
- What is your name, age, and address?
- What is your occupation?
Work History – The ALJ will typically inquire into an applicant’s work history fifteen years prior to the alleged onset date up to an applicant’s last job.
- Where did you work within the last fifteen years?
- What were your daily duties and responsibilities?
- What, if any, was the physical nature of your job?
- Did you primarily stand or sit during the day
- Did you lift anything? If so, did you do any heavy lifting?
- What other relevant details can you provide about all of your jobs within the last fifteen years?
As your counsel and advocate, along with presenting all evidence in an organized and easy-to-understand fashion, Kenton Koszdin will ask pertinent fact-finding questions to help qualify applicants for eligibility. Perhaps more importantly, the Kenton Koszdin Law Office will prepare you for what is probably the most common question asked by Administrative Law Judges: “In your opinion, what prevents you from working?”
If you have any questions or concerns about any kind of disability cases, including Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation, call the Kenton Koszdin Law Office today! We even offer free in-home consultations! Call 800-438-7734 or visit us online. We look forward to hearing from you. Se habla espańol!