The Social Social Security Administration uses a five-step process to decide if you are disabled.
The Social Social Security Administration uses a five-step process to decide if you are disabled. You can learn more HERE.
To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, your employment must have covered you for Social Security benefits. Then your medical condition must meet Social Security’s definition of being disabled. Normally benefits are paid to people who are unable to work for a year or more because of a disability.
The five questions are:
- Are you working?
- Is your condition severe?
- Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions?
- Can you do work you previously did?
- Can you do any other type of work?
** Additionally if you have not worked, you may still be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Your assets (excluding 1 vehicle and 1 piece of property) must fall below $2,000 for an individual or $3,000 for a family. Contact us to learn more!
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Whether your disability is the result of a catastrophic injury, a serious disease or illness, or a mental health condition, the attorneys at our firm know how to effectively handle your claim for benefits.
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