An Augusta Georgia Social Security attorney may give you a number of pointers before your disability hearing. Review the following information and then discuss any questions or concerns that you have with your lawyer.
Don’t Say That You Are an Honest Person
Although you may feel compelled to prove to the judge how honest you are, he or she will make this determination based on the answers you give to questions. You do not need to provide a blanket statement about your honest nature. Unfortunately, making this statement may actually cause the judge to suspect whether you are truly honest if you feel the need to make this statement.
Don’t Try to Prove That You Are a Good Person
Avoid trying to prove that you are a good person to the judge. Quite simply, this does not really matter. Good and bad people can receive benefits as the decision is based on their status as being disabled. Again, this strategy can backfire on you.
Your Augusta Georgia Social Security attorney can explain that it is imperative that you describe your medical impairments and the limitations that they have imposed on your life. However, you can accomplish this goal without a flare of dramatics.
Focus on the Topic
Social Security regulations contain a list of topics that are not relevant in the determination of whether a particular claimant is or is not disabled. Your Augusta Georgia Social Security attorney can warn you not to discuss the following topics:
- inability to obtain work
- lack of work in your geographic area
- inability to be hired for an available job
- preference not to work a particular job
Legal Assistance from an Augusta Georgia Social Security Attorney
If you would like more pointers on your disability hearing, contact an Augusta Georgia Social Security attorney from Wilkinson & Magruder, LLP by calling (706) 737-0771.