"I'll Try Not To Cry At My Social Security Disability Hearing"

Jun 15, 2011 Comments Off on "I'll Try Not To Cry At My Social Security Disability Hearing" by

I hear it a lot,  “I’ll try not to cry at my Social Security disability hearing.” I have clients who do cry at their hearing who come out and start apologizing for crying.

Don’t worry yourself in the least about it. If you cry, you cry. From my point of view, it’s no big deal.  You’re under a huge amount of stress. You’re depressed. You’ve never been to one of these hearings before. You’ve been both looking forward to and dreading this hearing for months. With all this going on, it’s no surprise that a lot of claimants start crying during their Social Security disability hearing. It happens all the time! Clients cry at their Social Security disability hearings not because someone is being mean to them or because the hearing itself is such an ordeal. They cry because they’re under a lot of stress.  That’s why there will be a box of tissue on the table in front of you. A few tears won’t make the judge or me mad. It’s all part of a day’s work for us.

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Charles Hall is the lead attorney for the Charles Hall Law Firm in Raleigh, NC. He has been practicing in the Social Security Disability law field since 1979, is published, and is ready to help new clients win their benefits in North Carolina.