Do You Have a Severe Impairment?

Requirements in Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits

People with a severe impairment may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a severe impairment as a condition that “significantly limits an individual’s physical or mental abilities to do basic work activities.”

However, this definition gives some leeway to the SSA when it reviews Social Security Disability applications. For adults, the impairment must be severe enough to seriously hinder the adult’s ability to perform work. There are different requirements for children.

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How the SSA Calculates the $ Value of a Disability

There are many factors that the SSA considers when it reviews your Social Security Disability application. The type of disability, the amount of wages you have earned, the total hours you have worked, any medical treatment you received, your body’s response to that treatment and a timeline of your various ailments can all affect your application for Social Security Disability and the benefits you are eligible to receive. The SSA takes this information and assigns it a series of credits and percentages. Each of these is extremely variable and difficult to calculate. Las Vegas Social Security Disability lawyer Gerald M. Welt can help you interpret these calculations.

Contact Our Las Vegas Social Security Disability Attorney Today

If you are confident that you will be out of work for at least one year and want to find out if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on a severe impairment, we can explain the Social Security Disability process and assist you in filling out the Social Security disability forms and represent you at your Social Security Disability hearing. There is no charge for the initial consultation, and the advice could save you hours of time and stress; call our law firm now at (702)382-2030.