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The Importance of Symptoms in Your Disability Case

Posted by Louis B. Lusk | Nov 06, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Importance of Symptoms in Your Disability Case

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While the judge will look to objective information such as medical tests to confirm your impairment, he will also want to know about the symptoms you have experienced. Your disability lawyer in Atlanta has explained the importance of your symptoms below.

Describe Your Symptoms

At your disability hearing the judge will ask you to describe the symptoms with which you have suffered as a result of your impairment. It is important to be clear and descriptive about how you feel. Rather than simply stating what your impairment is, explain your pain level, ability to do your normal activities and the limitations your impairment has caused.

Be Specific

You want the judge to understand what it is about your impairment that affects your life on a daily basis. You are the only person who truly understands the intensity, frequency and duration of the pain caused by your impairment. The judge needs to hear these important details from you.

Do Not Exaggerate. Do Not Understate.

You do not want to lose credibility before the judge by overstating your symptoms. This is not the time to minimize the severity of your pain, either. It is best to simply be as honest and accurate as possible in order to paint a clear picture for the judge so that they'll understand the details of your personal experience.

Your Disability Claim

As you move forward with your claim, it is important to have the support and advice of a knowledgeable disability attorney in Atlanta. The Law Office of Louis B. Lusk can help. Call today at 404-250-7000 for more information.

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Louis B. Lusk

About Louis B. Lusk – Disability Attorney Attorney Louis B. Lusk has helped thousands of disabled individuals recover Social Security disability and SSI disability benefits.  He is an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR), an organizat...


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