Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability in Spokane?
While you may be unable to work, that fact alone won’t guarantee you Social Security disability benefits. Social Security is a big government agency and uses a complex legal system to decide who deserves benefits. You can only win benefits if you meet Social Security’s strict definition of “disabled.”
WHAT DOES BEING DISABLED MEAN?
Under Social Security rules, you’re only considered disabled if an impairment is expected to keep you from working for at least 12 months. The disability can be a physical condition, a mental condition, or a combination of problems.
If you’re unable to work, it’s important that you schedule regular medical appointments and gather enough documentation to PROVE your case to Social Security.
IN GENERAL, SOCIAL SECURITY CONSIDERS YOU DISABLED IF:
- You cannot do work that you did before;
- They decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of your physical or mental condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
What medical conditions qualify for benefits?
Just about any medical problem that stops you from working can qualify for disability benefits. These are some of the most common:
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