I have come across some articles online suggesting that filling out this form the right way is crucial and you can kill your application if you take the wrong approach.
I can't understand how/why these answers would matter for someone under the age of 50.
Thank you lawyers!
P.S. In case my question is not clear enough: "If I have to prove I cannot do ANY job in the national economy, why would it matter that I cannot do one specific job?"
There is no way for someone to know if your personal work history would really make a difference in your case, without knowing about your impairments and your work history. The answer in general is yes, work history can absolutely matter for someone under the age of 50.
If the ALJ were to find the person could not perform other jobs as they are generally performed in the national economy, then that person would generally be found disabled. But, if that person had previously worked in a position that was abnormally flexible, and perfectly suited their needs due to their impairments- it's possible they could be found to not be able to perform any job in the economy except that one. I have seen that happen- usually because the person improperly described the job, and they were not represented so no one helped them fix the inaccurate job description.
Thanks for being so polite. Identical postings half an hour apart will not get you more or better answers.
The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may analyse this matter differently, especially if there are additional facts not reflected in the question. I am not your attorney until retained by a written retainer agreement signed by both of us. I am only licensed in California. See also avvo.com terms and conditions item 9, incorporated as if it was reprinted here.
Technically you are correct. However the SSA asks and the path of least resistance is to supply them with the information.
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