Social Security Benefits for Lupus | Pinellas County Social Security Disability Lawyer

Administrative Law Judges seem to have problems with credibility determinations of Social Security disability applicants with lupus. The Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) can find your testimony is not credible if your subjective complaints are not consistent with your daily activities. However, the judge can not reject your testimony about your daily activities unless the judge gives clear and convincing reasons. The judge can’t reject your testimony out of hand.

A judge can’t reject the testimony about your daily activities provided by a neighbor or a family member. The courts have repetitively held that lay testimony is competent evidence that a judge must take into consideration unless they give very specific reasons for rejection of that testimony.

Make sure that your testimony about your symptoms and problems is consistent with your activities. If you have fatigue or side effects of medication, you are not out running a marathon!

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