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Will I Qualify?
Posted in: Application Process on November 30th, 2011

disability benefitsUnfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules about who will qualify for Social Security Disability. The application process can be complicated and the decision is ultimately left to the Social Security Administration. However, there are a few general questions you can ask yourself to get a grasp on your overall chances of successfully obtaining disability benefits.

Getting To Know You

The first aspect the SSA will look at when considering you for disability benefits is whether or not you are working. They want to know whether or not you are currently working, have worked within the last 10 years or whether you may be able to work in the future. Your employment situation has a significant bearing on your chances of obtaining benefits. However, how your work situation affects your disability application is different for every person. Just because you are currently working or may be able to work in the near future does not mean your application will be denied. Your prior work history is only relevant in terms of calculating how much you will be eligible to receive if approved.

The SSA will also be looking at your condition or illness. Although there are some specific medical conditions and illnesses already outlined as qualifying for benefits, this does not guarantee approval. Similarly, this doesn’t mean that you will be denied benefits just because you don’t have a condition or illness currently on the list. The main factor involved in approving your disability application is whether or not your condition or illness is “severe” enough to prevent you from working or earning a living. Even though you  must have an official diagnosis by a medical doctor, only the SSA can approve that the nature of your condition is severe enough to qualify for benefits.



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