What Not To Do After A Disability Hearing
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Anyone who has ever been through a disability hearing knows what a nerve-wracking experience it is. The person in need of benefits must answer questions under oath regarding his lifestyle, health, and previous employment. Answering these questions while having coffee with your attorney in a coffee shop would not be too difficult, but answering them in a courtroom with the knowledge that the answers are being recorded to be compared to the answers given in later hearings would likely make anyone nervous. After an ordeal like this, most people want to do something so that they can relax and forget about what they just went through. There are several activities that should not be considered as a way to relax.

One bad idea would be to stuff your face. Overeating is not healthy, because it can result in an upset stomach and weight gain. Sickness can make for an unpleasant evening, and weight gain can result in a poor self-image, health problems, and the need to buy clothing in larger sizes. In addition to overeating, there are also other behaviors that should be avoided after a disability hearing.

Do not drink, smoke, or do other drugs in order to cope with the stress of this situation. These behaviors, like overeating, are also harmful to your health.

Finally, you should avoid shopping as a way of coping with this type of stress. Spending money will not help the stress to go away. Rather, you will have less money than you had before, and you will likely have items that you do not need. Instead of using these unhealthy ways of coping with the stress of a disability hearing, there are other methods that are a much better idea.

One good way to handle the stress is to get physical. Choosing an activity like running or rollerblading will release the pent-up tension and help you to relax. These activities will also get you outside in the fresh air, which will feel good after several long hours in court. There are also less physical activities to consider that will help you feel better after this ordeal.

A good idea is to time with your loved ones. Talk, laugh, and enjoy an evening of funny movies. A night like this should help you feel better, and renting DVDs or watching movies that you already own is more economical than seeing movies at the theater.

While it may make you nervous to have to answer questions in court, the end result should help you. After your hearing, resume your normal activities as soon as possible, and look forward to a good life.


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