The tricky part of testifying at your Social Security Disability hearing is knowing how to explain your problems and how they limit your daily activities.

I was talking with an Administrative Law Judge the other day, and he mentioned that sometimes people just talk about too many problems.

This overwhelms some Judges, and backfires against you.

There is a fine line between complaining too much versus not explaining enough about your problems.

If you pile high a list of problems, and are extreme in your description the Judge may find that you are not believable.

The better approach may be to focus on the most serious problems such as back, arms, legs and lack of energy. You may want to avoid hearing and eyesight issues unless they are extreme.

You should also think through how you will describe your limitations to the Administrative Law Judge. Even disabled people can do some chores with extended rest breaks.

Questions about your Social Security Disability hearing? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.