Detroit disability attorneys can assist you if you are facing an upcoming administrative hearing with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Many disability claimants are fearful or nervous about the hearing process because they anticipate a formal, stoic judicial experience akin to courtroom dramas portrayed on television. Fortunately, the administrative hearing is much less formal than a traditional civil or criminal proceeding and your Detroit disability attorneys will help you adequately prepare for all possible questions from the judge.
Questions about your ability to sit
One important inquiry made during the questioning process involves your ability to sit for long periods of time. There are some people who are unable to sit for long periods of time, making work at a desk job nearly impossible. If your job involves extensive periods of sitting without the opportunity to get up and walk around, your testimony on this topic will become integral in helping the judge decide whether you meet the definition of disability, as required by the SSA.
One common line of questioning includes how your body reacts after long periods of sitting still. The judge may ask whether your employer permits you to take short breaks to stand and stretch, or whether you must remain in the seated position for the majority of your work shift. If walking around or standing is helpful to you, you should inform the judge of this fact. It is vital to always answer each question with candor and thoroughness to ensure the judge has an adequate and clear picture of your disability and its impact on your life.
Some employment positions offer employees regular, consistent work breaks. In fact, many state labor codes require employers to give 15-minute work breaks at regular intervals. If you feel you benefit from work breaks, tell the judge precisely how long your work break should be and what you would like to do on your break.
Contact With Detroit Disability Attorneys
If you are interested in speaking with experienced and knowledgeable Detroit disability attorneys about your upcoming administrative hearing, give Mark Shefman a call today: (248) 298-3003