The appropriate dress for your court date is important. Your attire conveys information about yourself so it is important to select clothes that are subdued. The goal is to win your case not impress the court with how nice you can look.
Here are the Do’s and Don’ts for your Social Security Hearing attire:
DO’s: It is always best to select something simple. Men should wear slacks and a button down or pull over shirt. For women, a knee length conservative dress or pants and blouse is acceptable. Show respect by wearing long sleeves and shirts that button up. Select clothes you would wear on a typical day. We want the judge to remember your health problems not what you were wearing.
DON’Ts: This is not a job interview; do not dress like you are at one. Going to court wearing expensive attire or formal wear may communicate that you do not need financial support. Limit jewelry to conservative earrings or one or two simple rings. Leave your gold chains, high heels and expensive handbags at home. Additionally, avoid clothing that is too casual. Do not wear shorts, tank tops or flip flops. Avoid revealing tattoos and wearing perfume.
At Slusky and Walt, we ask our clients to wear their court appearance outfit or something similar at our pre-hearing appointment in our office to ensure a successful presentation to the court.
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