Whether or not the Social Security Administration (SSA) awards you Social Security Disability benefits. depends on if you meet the agency’s definition of “disabled.” The agency will only consider you disabled if:
Social Security will only pay for total disability, not partial disability.
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You may think if you just explain your circumstances to Social Security, they will understand and start giving you benefits checks. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Applying for disability benefits is a complex legal process. You must meet the SSA’s definition of “disabled.”
There are thousands of rules, regulations and procedures involved in the Social Security Disability program. You can be turned down if your doctor doesn’t understand the definition of disability, or if a Social Security employee doesn’t gather all of your medical evidence. You can also get turned down if your appeal isn’t handled properly.
Each and every disability case depends on your medical conditions. At Ober & Pekas, we’ll give you a free consultation to determine your chances of winning disability benefits. Contact us today to learn more.