How does the Social Security Administration evaluate my claim?
If you have a disability that has become debilitating enough to keep you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Once you file a claim, the chances of it being approved by the Social Security Administration will depend on how you prove the severity of your disability and its impact on your ability to work. The Social Security Administration takes into account 5 main factors when evaluating an SSD claim:
-Whether the impairment prevents the claimant from performing substantial gainful activity
-Whether the impairment is severe, and is expected to remain severe for at least 12 months
-Whether the impairment meets or equals one of those established within the Social Security Administration’s Listing of Impairments
-Whether the impairment prevents the claimant from performing a job they’ve performed over the last 15 years that constituted substantial gainful activity
-Whether the impairment prevents the claimant from being able to perform any other jobs that exist in substantial numbers in the national economy
Different kinds of disabilities can make you eligible for SSD benefits.
There is a wide range of disabilities that may have the potential to satisfy the Social Security Administration's requirements and make you eligible for SSD benefits. These disabilities commonly include, but are not limited to:
-Immune system disorders
Within these general categories, there are numerous specific conditions that may support an SSD claim and qualify an individual for benefits. Depending on severity, these conditions can include everything from chronic back pain, migraines, and Long COVID to bone marrow failures, heart disease, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you are unsure about whether your specific condition has the potential to support a claim, we welcome you to contact us - one of our Social Security Disability attorneys can hear your story, provide you with a detailed assessment, and guide you through the SSD benefit application process. We work on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t pay us anything until you are awarded benefits, at which point your fee to us simply comes in the form of a small percentage of the total benefits awarded to you by the Social Security Administration.
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The more severely a disability diminishes your ability to work, the more likely it is that you will qualify for SSD benefits. However, everything will ultimately depend on your ability to provide proof. How you structure your claim and provide corroborating medical evidence will be key to having your claim approved by the Social Security Administration. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can walk you through these steps, and help maximize your chance of having your claim approved. Even in cases where a claim is initially rejected, we have considerable experience filing successful appeals that get our clients the payments that they deserve.
The Social Security Disability attorneys at MCV Law have the skills and knowledge required to help you understand the exact course of action required for an SSD claim to be successful. The SSD process is complex, and the sooner you call, the sooner we can evaluate your situation. Don’t put it off any longer - connect with our friendly, experienced team today to learn more about how we can help you get your life back.