Are you wondering, “How do I prepare for my Social Security Disability Hearing?” It can seem daunting, but with the right preparation, you can navigate it successfully. This guide will help you understand what to expect and how to prepare.

Understanding the Hearing Format

To prepare for a Social Security Disability Hearing it’s important to know the format of the hearing. Will it be in person, by video, or by telephone?

For an in-person hearing, know the location and your transportation plan. For video hearing, ensure you have a quiet place with good wifi and a device that can handle video and audio. A tablet or laptop is preferable over a cell phone. To give you a clearer picture of what a Social Security video hearing is like, we’ve dedicated an entire blog post to it. For a telephone hearing, expect a call near the scheduled time and ensure you have a quiet place.

Testifying Preparation

As part of your Social Security Disability Hearing preparation, you may wonder how to prepare to testify. The truth is, you don’t need to prepare in the traditional sense. This isn’t a math test. You can’t study for it.

However, if you feel the need to prepare, ask yourself:

  • Why did I stop work?
  • Why haven’t I gone back to work?

These questions may be harder than you think. You may not have been thinking too clearly since you’ve been out of work. You’ve been under a lot of stress. You’ve had little time to ask yourself these basic questions.


Preparing for your Social Security Disability Hearing doesn’t have to be stressful. By understanding the hearing format and reflecting on your reasons for not working, you can approach your hearing with confidence. To help you do your best, we’ve compiled some key insights in our blog post, ‘12 Secrets For Doing Your Best At Your Social Security Disability Hearing’. We encourage you to explore these tips as you prepare for your hearing.

If you’re in NC and want help with your Social Security disability claim, call Hall & Rouse, P.C. at 1-844-425-5347