Social Security Judges will allow witnesses in a Disability Hearing.

You have to decide whether they will help your case.

Medical records are the most important evidence in the case, however a witness may be important.

The disability hearing is only 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.

Most of the time will be spent on your testimony.

Sometimes I will use a letter from a close friend or family member to describe your limitations and how people help you out.

If seizures are involved I will usually have a witness testify.

Or if mental illness is claimed, I may call someone to testify about how it affects the person’s daily activities.

You must be careful to avoid making the Judge mad by wasting their time with unnecessary witnesses.

In any event, the witness will testify for only 5 to 10 minutes.

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