How to Qualify for Social Security Benefits

Planning to apply for disability benefits? Here are five important qualifications to become eligible for social security disability.

Work

If you’re not working due to your disability, you have a better chance of obtaining disability benefits. If you’re still capable of work but your monthly earnings don’t reach an average of $1,070, you can still file for application but you’ll have to provide additional credentials for your condition.

Severe Condition

If your medical condition is severe enough to interfere with work, your claim will most likely be considered. If not, you can ask your eligibility managers if they can find other benefits that will cover your needs.

Eligible Condition

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a list of medical conditions that automatically qualifies a person for disability benefits. If your disability is not on the list, the SSA will determine if it’s severe enough to warrant disability benefits.

Still Work-Capable

If your condition is not severe enough by SSA standards, you will be evaluated based on your ability to do your previous work. If your disability has resulted to your inability to do the same work, social security will assess if you can still do other types of work.

Other Work

If proven you can do other types of work other than your previous work, your application will most likely be denied. Otherwise, you can expect your claim to be approved.

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