Qualifying for social security disability benefits can be difficult. Social Security is constantly changing the qualifications, and there are many hoops to jump through to get approved. Hankey Law Office has helped countless people qualify for disability benefits over the years, and it knows what it takes to succeed.
This blog post will discuss some of these ways to know if you qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits.
1) Your Disability Must Have Lasted for a Year or Longer
If you are applying for disability benefits, it must have lasted at least a few months. This means that your condition has to last another year or beyond. The Social Security Administration wants documentation showing why your condition will not improve within this time frame.
2) You Cannot Work Full-time
You cannot work full time and be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Your condition must prevent you from working at all, or it has to affect your ability to do the job you did before becoming disabled.
3) Your Disability Has to Prevent You from Doing Other Work
The Social Security Administration will not award you disability benefits if it thinks that your condition only prevents you from doing the same work that you did before. To receive these benefits, your medical conditions have to either interfere with other kinds of jobs or prevent you from being able to do any type of work.
4) The Disability Affects Your Ability to Do Basic Actions
For the Social Security Administration to award you disability benefits, your medical condition must either interfere with basic actions or prevent them entirely. For example, a person might be awarded these benefits if their condition prevents them from standing up and down regularly.
5) You Can’t Work at a Job That You Are Educated For
The Social Security Administration may award you disability benefits if the nature of your education and work experience makes it impossible to do any other kind of job. To qualify for these benefits, your condition has to prevent you from working in almost any capacity.
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