Posts Tagged ‘mental impairment’

How Are Social Security Disability Claims Evaluated?

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

The Social Security Administration law requires that a person’s physical and mental impairment(s) have to be of such severity that they can not perform their previous work but also can not, considering their age, education and work experience, do any other kind of substantial gainful work which exists in the national economy, regardless of whether such work exists in the immediate area in which they live, or whether a specific job vacancy exists for them, or whether they would be hired if they applied for the job. In laymans terms this means for you to collect Social Security disability benefits you must prove your physical or mental impairments are so severe that it prevents you from doing any of your former jobs and prevents you from doing any other type of work.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney

How Is The Term Disability Defined By The Social Security Administration?

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

The term disability under the Social Security Administration rules is defined as an inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. In laymans terms this means for you to collect Social Security disability benefits you have to prove that you have severe physical or mental conditions that prevent from working fulltime and this disability will last for at least one consecutive year or you are expected to die from this condition.

By James W. Nuebel
Orlando Social Security Disability Attorney