Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be very complex. Below are some basic questions to ask yourself when getting started:

  1. If you are working and making a significant income, you do not qualify for benefits.
  2. If you are not working is your condition a "severe impairment" which interferes with your ability to work? If the answer is no, you do not qualify.
  3. If your impairment is severe enough such that it meets SSA’s definition of a qualifying disorder or impairment then you are disabled for purposes of social security disability benefits.
  4. Does your impairment render you unable to perform “past relevant work”? In other words, if you are able to perform work you have done in the past, you will not qualify for SSDI. On the other hand, if you physically or mentally perform work you’ve done in the past, you may qualify for SSDI.
  5. Another consideration is whether your impairments prevent you from doing not just past work but any other kind of work? If the answer is “yes”, you are likely going to be adjudged “disabled” under SSA standards and would then be entitled to benefits.

The attorneys at McAleer Law have years of experience assisting people just like you with their Social Security Disability claims. We are available any time to discuss any questions you may have about your claim.

If you have already applied and been denied, don’t give up. McAleer Law can help you appeal your claim.

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