Written by attorney Jonathan C. Ginsberg

Just How Sick Must You Be to Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Social Security will only award you disability benefits if you can prove that you have a medical condition that has or will last 12 consecutive months and that will prevent you from performing the tasks at even a simple, entry-level job.

In this video I talk about what I look for when deciding whether or not to accept a case for representation. I know that Social Security has become more and more demanding when evaluating disability cases so I am most interested in clients who are struggling with medical conditions that clearly impact day to day functioning.

It is not enough that you are uncomfortable, or that you cannot perform your past work only. Further, SSA will not just accept your testimony - your file needs to contain compelling evidence from your doctors identifying specific activity limitations that would make it impossible for you to be a reliable employee.

In this video I give you examples of these work activity limitations that I have used to win cases. If you'd like to know more please reach out to me directly at ginsberg (at)

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