Re: Scared to death about disability hearing.
Take a deep breath and calm down. I know it's scary! But looking back, it's not as bad as it seems. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Will you meet your attorney beforehand? Or speak with them to get prepped beforehand? Most will prep you beforehand. I was told my hearing would be about an hour or longer, and it was only 20-25 minutes. The judge explained to me first what all would be happening. Then my attorney spoke (and did most of the speaking) and explained why my case should be approved. The judge asked me some questions like do I exercise, what do I do during the day, did I go out and socialize, did I have hobbies that I did, did I do housework, cook, laundry, (since I can't, who does it for me) (all trying to see if you ARE able to work, and if your testimony is credible). Then the Judge asked the VE (vocational expert) if there were any jobs I could do, and she listed a few, and then my attorney stated my restrictions and asked if there were any jobs I could do and she said no. Then it was wrapped up. The judge showed NO emotion or expression. They are trained not to, just so you know and aren't shocked. But overall I spoke the least amount of everyone in the room, lol.
I too was soooooo nervous but afterwards felt relief and was glad to know it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.
I would definitely get in touch with your attorney though and ask for some prep questions so you are prepared. Good luck to you!! Be sure to come back and let us know how it all went for you.