Can’t Work? Need to Apply for Social Security Disability? Need to Appeal a Denial? Age 50 or Over?
Filing a Social Security Disability application isn’t as simple as you might think.
The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of “disabled” is decided by your inability to work. The SSA only considers you disabled under its rules if:
- You can’t do the work you were able to in the past;
- It’s determined you can’t adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has already lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 consecutive months (or likely to result in death).
social security will only pay you disability benefits for a total disability, not a partial disability.