Describing Daily Activities at Your Disability Hearing

In this video, board-certified Dallas disability attorney Paul Burkhalter of Morgan & Weisbrod LLP discusses the importance of your answers when asked "What are your daily activities?" at your Texas disability hearing. The judge may ask you to describe your typical day in order to determine if your daily life is affected by your physical or mental condition and that your daily activities are consistent with the limitations you describe. Your answers to this question are an opportunity to help your case. First, and most importantly, do not say "Nothing". Provide details about your daily tasks and include comparisons of your tasks before and after your current condition. How has your disability affected your daily life? Do minimal tasks take longer? Do you need assistance doing things now that you used to do on your own? If so, who helps you? What activities are you no longer able to do? Do you find yourself taking more breaks and needing more time to recover from tasks now that you are disabled? It's all about the details.

Watch this video for more information and contact the Texas disability law firm of Morgan & Weisbrod if you have questions about preparing for your disability hearing by calling toll-free 1-877-898-1581. We are here to help.
 
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Paul Burkhalter, Board Certified in Social Security disability; VA Representative