Social Security Disability

Administrative Law, Social Security Disability

How Does Social Security Define Disability? 

HOW DOES SOCIAL SECURITY DEFINE DISABILITY?  The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability as being unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) because of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s):  That is expected to result in death, or  That has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.  The SSA then uses a five-step…

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Administrative Law, Social Security Disability

Do I Need a Lawyer to Apply for Social Security Disability? 

Do I Need a Lawyer to Apply for Social Security Disability?  There is an old adage that states that a man who represents himself in court has a fool for a client. Nevertheless, statics from Social Security show that millions of well–intentioned Americans do just that and proceed with their disability application without the assistance from an attorney.   Because of the critical dates and complicated laws involved when…

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