To be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security, and you must have a medical condition that meets the definition of disability used by Social Security.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists five steps in its Disability Planner to determine disability:

Step 1:  Are you working?

If you are earning more than $1,000 a month, and are working, you generally cannot be considered disabled.

Step 2:  Is your condition severe?

For your claim to be considered, your disabling condition must interfere with basic work-related activities.

Step3:  Is your condition found on the List of Impairments?

There is a list of medical conditions for each of the body systems that are so severe they automatically qualify you as disabled.  Conditions that are not on the list must be shown to be of equal severity to a medical condition that is on the list.

Step 4:  Can you return to your previous job?

If you are able to do the work that you did before, then you will not be considered to be disabled.  If you cannot do your previous job, you go to the fifth step.

Step 5: Can you do any other type of work?

If you cannot do the work you did in the past, whether you are able to adjust to other work is examined.  If you cannot adjust to other work, your claim will be approved.  If you can adjust to other work, your claim will be denied.

Speak to a Social Security disability lawyer in Montgomery for help with your SSDI claim

Have you been denied SSDI payments?  Are you worried about applying for benefits?  To better your chances of receiving benefits under SSDI, speak to an experienced disability attorney in Alabama

An attorney with years of experience knows how to move your case through the system and how to present the right documentation so that your claim is more likely to win approval.  Although denials are common, a skilled Montgomery disability lawyer knows how to bring an appeal on your behalf.

The Dansby Law Firm, P.C.
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Montgomery, Alabama 36106
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To be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security, and you must have a medical condition that meets the definition of disability used by Social Security.

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