How does the Social Security Administration determine whether I am disabled?

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by admin No Comments

Disability, as determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA), is based on your inability to work. The SSA considers you to be disabled under Social Security rules if you cannot do work that you did before and if the SSA determines that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s). Your disability must also last, or be expected to last, for at least one year or be expected to result in death.

The SSA reviews medical reports and records provided by your treating physician(s) and/or other medical providers. Other areas of evaluation include:

The Social Security Administration evaluates this information and applies it to their criteria in order to determine whether you are considered to be disabled.