Do all these questions from the Administrative Law Judge mean anything?

Every question the Social Security Judge asks is important.

Some are obviously important.

Others are more subtle.

For example, the questions about your daily activities and chores are important because they give the Judge an idea of what bothers you most and how you are limited.

This is not idle chatter no matter how friendly or disinterested the Judge may seem.

If you cannot do something or need to take breaks while doing performing a chore, make sure you explain it clearly to the Judge.

Judges may use your testimony to deny your Social Security Disability benefits.

Need to know more about what happens at a Social Security hearing? Feel free to call Illinois Social Security Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.