Testifying About Your Fatigue for Social Security Disability Benefits

by DISABILITY PROFESSIONALS on November 14, 2012

Before you testify about your fatigue at your Social Security disability hearing, there are a few things that you may be asked about regarding your symptoms. At Disability Professionals, we want you to present your best case in order to receive the benefits you deserve.

The following are some of the questions you may be asked during your testimony:

Regarding the onset of the fatigue: 

  • Can you describe your fatigue? When did it begin?
  • What are the characteristics of your fatigue? Do you suffer weakness? A lack of energy? Or is it mental or physical weariness?
  • When fatigue comes over you, how does it affect your motivation?
  • Does the fatigue begin gradually or suddenly?

 Regarding what aggravates your fatigue:

  • What aggravates your fatigue? Physical or mental activity? Depression? Temperature? Anxiety? Or something else?
  • How much can you physically do before you become fatigued?
  • Is your fatigue worse at certain times of day?

 Regarding what alleviates your fatigue:

  • What are some things you do that alleviates your fatigue?
  • How well do you sleep?
  • When you feel fatigued, how long do you usually need to rest before you can resume activity?

While these questions aren’t all inclusive, they may be some of the questions you can expect to be asked. At Disability Professionals, we want you to be honest and open about your condition and remember that you deserve to receive the benefits you are entitled to.

Getting Legal Help

If you or a loved one needs to pursue a disability claim or wishes to discuss claim eligibility, give Disability Professionals a call at 855-201-9569 or email DisabilityProfessionals to set up your appointment today.



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