What You Need to Prove Disability to Social Security
The two major disability programs, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), only award benefits if your health is bad enough that you can’t work at all.
That means you can’t work your old job. You can’t switch to a new job. And your condition has lasted or will last at least a year.
To make a successful claim and get disability income, you must do the following:
- Complete a large volume of complicated forms
- Present medical evidence to Social Security
- Present information about your education and work history
You also face the possibility that your initial application will be denied. Social Security denies most people at first.
Appealing the decision can include going to see an administrative law judge (ALJ). At that step, your chances are best with a lawyer who knows how to present your argument for benefits
In fact, a US Government Accountability Office report found people are nearly three times more likely to be awarded benefits after their disability hearings if they have a representative.
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