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Be Sure To Know How The SSA Determines Disability

Have you sustained a serious injury that causes chronic pain or severely affected your  physical abilities? Are you suffering from a diagnosed illness or disease that makes it difficult for you to work, and almost impossible to properly provide for your family?Image

Your physical injury or medical condition may qualify you, your spouse, and your children to receive disability insurance benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). These are benefits that can help relieve the financial burden caused by an unforeseen accident or illness. A favorable SSA disability determination however, is based upon the claimant meeting five specific guidelines that determine eligibility:

  1. Are you currently employed?  – Your income cannot be more than $1,070 a month.

  2. How “severe” is your condition?  – You must be unable to perform basic work-related activities.

  3. Is your condition included on the disability list? – The SSA maintains a list of medical conditions that automatically qualify you as disabled.

  4. Can you perform a previous job? – The SSA will determine your ability to perform work you did in the past based upon your current condition.

  5. Are you able to do a different type of work? – The SSA will determine if your condition allows you to transfer your skills or receive training and education to do a different type of work.

Receiving an SSA disability determination that awards you the benefits you deserve will require proof of your condition, supported by documented evidence of your claim. Applying for SSA disability insurance benefits is a lengthy and complicated process, which requires specific knowledge of SSA disability law. Don’t let Social Security deny your claim. Receive a free assessment of your case from an experienced attorney who can help determine your eligibility. Contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld P.A and let us help you get the benefits you deserve.

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