Determining Disability

Posted on August 27, 2011 by cjblog

If you suffer from a physical or mental condition that prevents you from working to support yourself and your family, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration, or SSA, provides monthly disability benefits to eligible individuals. However, the SSA establishes the criterion for determining whether you are eligible to receive disability benefits. If you feel as though your condition may qualify, discuss the application procedure with an experienced Ocala disability lawyer. An Ocala disability lawyer will review your condition and provide insight into whether she believes you are eligible.

Generally, the older the applicant is, the less evidence the applicant will have to show regarding their inability to perform work. For example, if you are under the age of 50, it is essential that an applicant prove to the SSA that the applicant cannot work if the job requires the applicant to sit down all day.  In addition, an under-50 applicant will also have to show the applicant is unable to maintain a job that requires the applicant to alternate between sitting and standing. This encompasses almost all positions, making it impossible for the applicant to find a suitable form of employment given the applicant’s condition. In contrast, if you are 55 years of age or older, providing evidence that you are disabled will be easier. For example, if you are over 55 years of age, you will likely have to show that you are unable to lift 25 pounds and you cannot perform work that involves being on the applicant’s feet for a large portion of the day.  Depending on your age, your Ocala disability lawyer will advise you regarding what evidence she must establish before you will be eligible to receive disability benefits.

If you’ve been denied Social Security disability benefits, you might still be able to succeed on appeal. Contact knowledgeable Ocala disability lawyer CJ Henry today for a free initial evaluation of your disability claim.

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