Before your hearing, your Augusta disability lawyer will explain the general disability hearing process and help you prepare.
To help prepare you for your impending hearing, your Augusta Social Security disability attorney may meet with you multiple times. The purpose of this is to go over potential questions and answers with you.
Your Augusta Social Security disability attorney can assure you that your hearing will likely be about an hour in duration, or maybe even less. It is rare for a Social Security disability hearing to take more than an hour and a half.
Questions During Hearing From Augusta Disability Lawyer
An important part of the disability hearing is when you testify. Your Augusta Social Security disability attorney may ask you open-ended questions so that you can describe your impairments and your symptoms. He or she may try to avoid asking too many questions when the judge is asking plenty, and will only insert his or her own questions when your testimony was not clear. By providing concrete information to the judge directly, you can answer in a more natural manner than going through a question and answer session with your attorney. Additionally, the administrative law judge will likely develop a better understanding of you and your impairments.
Your attorney will also gather medical reports, question any witnesses that you bring, and question the vocational expert, if one is present.
If you would like to learn about other ways that a Social Security disability attorney can help you with your claim, contact us today.