During your Social Security disability trial, you will be expected to testify about your daily activities. Competent Detroit disability lawyers will gather information about your capacity for everyday activities to prepare you for the testimony.
Background and General Description
- Is your residence an apartment, a house, a duplex, a condo, a mobile home?
- Is your house have multiple stories?
- Is your bedroom located upstairs or downstairs?
- How many rooms are there?
- What do you usually do every day?
- Describe your day for your lawyer, beginning with the morning and ending at night.
- Relate some examples of things you do differently now than before.
Activities of Daily Living
How do you perform the following activities at your house?
- Washing the dishes
- Grocery shopping
- Taking out the trash
- Folding bed sheet
- Floor sweeping
- Snow shoveling
- Paying bills/managing finances
- Visiting the employment office
- Riding public transportation
Social Mingling and Hobbies
- How often do you see:
- Family members?
- Do you call them, or do they call you?
- Can you get along with:
- Do you go to church regularly?
- Do you belong to any organizations?
- Do you play poker? Other games?
- Do you go to movies or restaurant?
- Do you enjoy any leisure activities?
- How often do you read newspapers or follow television news programs?
- Do you have any problems or need any assistance or reminders with:
- Brushing teeth?
- Do you get dressed every day?
Examples of Limited Activities
- How often do you do the following kinds of activities every day?
- Sitting in your preferred chair? Describe the chair to your Detroit disability lawyers.
- Watching television shows?
- Talking on the telephone?
- Where would you lie down (bed/couch/recliner)?
- How regularly do you drive a car?
- How often do you leave your home?
- Can you finish household tasks in a timely manner?
- Did you have to discontinue any hobbies because of your impairment?
Testifying About Your Daily Activities
It would be a mistake to think that your daily activities don’t have any relevance in your disability case. In fact, even a seemingly trivial detail about your activities might convince the judge that your disability has significantly affected your daily life. The following tips will help you give convincing testimony about your daily activities. Consult with your Detroit Disability Lawyers for more information and guidance.
Contact Detroit Disability Lawyers
The Detroit disability lawyers at the law offices of Marc J. Shefman are ready to serve any Social Security disability applicants. Call today at 248-298-3003.