Insider Secrets About Testifying at Your Social Security Disability Claim

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you are required to complete a form called an activity of daily living form that will ask you many questions about what you are capable of doing or not doing. If your medical records or your actions contradict your activity of daily living forms, there is a good chance that the Administrative Law Judge can rule against you.

For example, in the case of Gallows v. Social Security Administration, the Appellate court pointed out that the Social Security Disability applicants actions can speak louder than their words.Social Security Disability Claim Secrets

Ms. Gallow applied for Social Security Disability benefits claiming that she was disabled as a result of a degenerative back condition and had mental limitations. The Administrative Law Judge determined that she could do light work based on a review of her medical records and denied her benefits.

Ms. Gallow appealed, saying that the medical records supported her physical limitations and she was disabled.

However, Ms. Gallow also claimed that she had mental impairments that limited her to do doing nothing more than simple 1+2 type mental activities. But, guess what, she recently completed 12 college credits and got a perfect 4.0 average.

Attending college and getting great grades contradicted the medical evidence. The ALJ’s decision was that there were jobs that she could perform despite her limitations was approved by the Appellate Court.

The secret to winning your Social Security Disability benefits is to make sure that you actions and your words are consistent.

Sharon Barrett, former Tampa Bay staff attorney for the Social Security Administration, can make sure that the medical and vocational evidence supports your claim and that you are not contradicting yourself in any way. At Cavey and Barrett, we only represent Social Security Disability applicants that we believe are entitled to Social Security Disability benefits.

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