Just a few tips on how the read the Judge at your Social Security Disability Hearing.

If she seems rushed and in a hurry, then answer the questions about education, work history and housing arrangements briefly. Save most of your time to explain your limitations, pain and problems but do not repeat yourself.

If she seems to be angry or accuses you of things, then answer politely but firmly that you are doing the best you can in your circumstances.

If she asks you about specific notes in your doctors records, then ask to view them yourself so you can understand the entire context. For instance, a doctor’s note that you are doing well may mean considering the ongoing pain from a recent surgery and the strong medications prescribed for you.

Reading the judge properly and going with the flow may persuade the Judge that you are truly having serious problems that interfere with your ability to work full time.

Questions about Social Security Disability? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.