In our last blog, we discussed the application interview portion of the claims process, namely, what the SSA is trying to understand during the interview. In this blog, we’ll be discussing how you should prepare to answer the questions that your interviewer will ask.
Each question asked should be addressed honestly, directly, and concisely. It’s vital not to avoid or miss questions, as this can result in getting your case dismissed. It’s also important not to ramble or go on tangents – answer each question as simply and as straightforwardly as possible.
Your interviewers are trying to establish that your disability drastically impairs your ability to work. The evidence that you compile and the answers that you give should support this. Answers should demonstrate that your disability has changed your life.
If the pressure of the interview process seems overwhelming, you may find it helpful to prepare your answers ahead of time. Thinking through possible questions and answers before your interview will help you avoid freezing or fumbling when asked difficult questions.
Most people familiar with the process will suggest hiring a disability lawyer to assist you throughout the process. In terms of the application interview, your lawyer can help you prepare solid answers to support your case. If part of your case takes the form of a hearing, your disability lawyer can even assist by answering some of the questions asked on your behalf.
Hiring a Social Security disability lawyer helps ensure that all the evidence presented supports your case and that all the facts are considered. Consult a disability attorney today! Contact Molly Burke Law Office to set up your free, no-obligation consultation.