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Social Security Questions about Your Daily Activities


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If you have made a claim for Social Security disability, you may have to give testimony before an administrative law judge regarding your daily activities as support for your claim. The following information provides a brief guideline about the types of questions you can expect during this testimony. To discuss your particular case, reach out to a Jacksonville disability lawyer today.

Background and General Description

One of the aspects of your daily life and its attendant activities you will need to describe are your living arrangement. For example: What type of housing do you live in: apartment, a house, a duplex, a condo, a mobile home?

  • How many stories does your house have?
  • Is your bedroom upstairs or downstairs?
  • What is the number of rooms in your house?


You will also be required to explain your day. The following questions may be asked:

  • What do you do on an average day?
  • Describe your day from the time you wake up until you go to sleep.
  • Give us some examples of things you do differently now than you used to do.

Activities of Daily Living

You may be asked to describe your involvement in basic activities around the house so that a better idea of how your impairment affects your daily life can be ascertained. A Jacksonville disability lawyer can help if you are interested in discussing your case or having an attorney assist you in preparing for your testimony. Examples of basic activities around the house include:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning the dishes
  • Grocery shopping
  • General cleaning
  • Straightening up
  • Taking out the garbage
  • Making beds and changing bed sheets
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping the floor
  • Cleaning the bathroom
  • Laundry
  • Watching children
  • Yard work
  • Grass cutting
  • Gardening
  • Snow shoveling
  • Home repairs
  • Paying bills/handling finances
  • Going to the post office
  • Taking public transportation
  • Obtaining a telephone number from phone number

For a free initial consultation with dedicated Jacksonville disability lawyer Chantal Harrington, please do not hesitate to call.