Disability benefits pay workers who meet the statutory requirements during their time of disability. There are four statutory requirements that an applicant must meet to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The applicant must have a physical or mental condition that prohibits them from “engaging in any ‘substantial gainful activity.’” The applicant’s condition must last for at least twelve months or result in death. The applicant must be younger than sixty-five and they must have worked the statutorily required amount of time.
Whether the applicant is disabled is determined by the Social Security Administration. In making the determination, the doctors and disability specialists will look at both the applicant’s medical condition and work history. There are four factors the Administration considers when investigating the applicant’s medical condition. The Administration will look at: what the condition is, when the condition started, how it limits activity, and what sort of tests and treatments have been done. There are four factors the Administrators will consider when investigating the applicant’s work history. The factors include:
Sometimes even when an applicant is disabled and unable to work the Social Security Administration will deny the application. In this situation, the applicant can appeal this decision. There are four different levels of appeal:
An experienced attorney can help applicants through all levels of the appeals process. If you would like to speak with an expert to discuss whether your disability claim was wrongfully denied, complete the form and one of our attorneys will contact you
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