Social Security Disability:

Activities of Daily Living Questionarre

Normal, everyday activities that people engage in are considered activities of daily living. Some examples include bathing, dressing, grocery shopping, dusting, laundry and meal preparation. When processing social security disability and supplemental security income claims, disability determination examiners will call a claimant to collect information regarding their ability to perform such tasks. In most situations, these ADL (activities of daily living) calls are used against the claimant. They are often conducted after the examiner has determined the claim will be denied. The questions asked during the ADL calls are often phrased to gather certain responses that would deny the claim. ADL calls can also be made to neighbors, friends or family, whose numbers are often found on the disability applications. Ensure that your contacts receive up-to-date reports of your medical condition and status.