Whether Social Security considers you "disabled" is determined by your inability to work. The agency considers you disabled under its rules if:
Social Security pays only for total disability, not a partial disability.
Many people believe that if they simply explain their situation to Social Security, someone will understand and award them disability benefits. Unfortunately, that's not the way Social Security works.
Applying for Social Security disability benefits is a complicated legal process. You must prove you are "disabled" according to the Social Security Disability Program (SSDP) legal definition, and this involves a Five-Step Process.
The Social Security disability system involves thousands of rules, regulations, and procedures. You can be denied benefits if your doctor doesn't know the legal definition of disability, or if a Social Security employee fails to obtain medical evidence on your behalf. You can also lose your case if an appeal is handled improperly.
We offer a free evaluation of your disability case. Contact us today to learn more.Applying? Denied? Do I Qualify?
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