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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