These tips may help you decide if you have a Social Security Disability case
A disability does not only have to be physical...
Disabling conditions can include: mental illness, loss of sight, various forms cancer, urinary conditions, HIV, as well as other numerous conditions.
Past work requirement...
Have you worked 5 out of the last 10 years? This is a loose guide to go by, but it helps to quickly see if you meet the initial requirements for quarters worked. Think of it like a 401k, you have to have worked a certain period of time to take part in it, to "buy in" so to speak.
Your age matters...
The older you are the more likely you are to receive social security disability. A younger person is more likely to be able to be retrained in another field. As the saying goes, "it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks."
Your education matters...
The more education you have above the high school level, the more difficult it may be for you to receive social security disability. Similar to the age description I just gave above, the more education you have (including office and computer skills), the more likely you are able to be retrained in another field due to your ability to learn and grasp concepts due to a higher level of education.
The hiring of a lawyer helps...
A social security disability lawyer will help organize and request all of your medical records to submit to Social Security. The lawyer will also help prepare you for the social security hearing in front of the Judge. Finally, and most important, the lawyer will appear with you and represent you if your case goes to hearing in front of a Judge.
Additional resources provided by the author
You can go to ssa.gov.com for more details on specific requirements and conditions.
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