How Does the SSA define Disability/How Do You Qualify?

Nolo.com states that the SSA defines disability as the inability "to perform a 'substantial' amount of work as the result of physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least 12 months or possibly result in death." In order to be considered disabled, you must:

  • Not be capable of performing your previous occupation.
  • Be unable to adjust your work due to your illness or injury.
  • Must have a medical condition that has lasted or will last for one year or result in death.

How do You Know if You are Disabled?

  • If you have been unable to attend work or cannot perform your job due to your condition, you might qualify for SSD.
  • If you cannot adjust your work to meet your needs in order to perform your required tasks, you could qualify for SSD.
  • If your medical condition has affected you for one year--or will affect you for one year--you could be approved for SSD. 

Assessing your claim

If you have any more questions, need help filing, or if you believe you have been wrongfully denied a claim, feel free to contact Brent Adams and his team of trial lawyers. Click here to schedule a free consultation or call 877-273-6823.