Are you Disabled?
You may be asking yourself, “Am I disabled?” Or, “How does Social Security determine if you are disabled?”
This page will provide you with some information to learn about how Social Security determines if you are disabled for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Social Security’s definition of disability in SSDI or SSI is the same. It is the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) 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.
Social Security Follows a Five (5) Step Sequential Evaluation Process in reviewing disability claims. Click the link in the previous sentence for more details about the 5 step process. Then watch the video below for a more general overview of the application and appeal process.