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Generally, the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity due to a physical or mental impairment that will likely result in death or has lasted/be expected to last, for a continuous period of at least 12 months. Click below for the Soc. Sec. Admins. complete definition.
In order to file a claim for disability, a claimant must establish the fact that they are disabled. To make this determination, a five-step process is applied. Click below to learn more about the five-step process.
If the Initial Determination of your claim is denied by the Disability Determination Service (DDS), they will provide you notice in writing. Once received, you can request a reconsideration of your claim. Click below to learn more about the reconsideration process.
If, after reconsideration, your claim is still denied, you have several levels of appeal. You can request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. If that fails, you can request an appeal to the Appeals Council. If that fails, you can seek review in Fed. Ct. Click below to learn about the appeals process.
Social Security Insurance (SSI) benefits are those paid to disabled persons who have limited income and resources. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are those paid to disabled persons who paid into the Social Security Trust Fund. Click below to learn more about the differences in benefits.
There are a variety of disabling impairments that the Social Security Administration(SSA) considers. Generally, there are Physical Impairments, Mental Disabilities, Chronic Impairments, Over Age-50 Claims. Click below to learn more about the different impairments considered by the SSA