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How does Social Security define disability?

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2019 | Long-Term Disability Insurance Claims | 0 comments

Texas residents like you who have been disabled in an incident may be seeking Social Security disability benefits. However, there are several things you need to be aware of before pursuing this. For example, Social Security defines disabilities in a very specific way, and you may or may not be eligible under their set definition.

On the web page for Social Security, they break down how they define disabilities. The most important thing to note is that partial and short-term disabilities are not covered under it. In order to be eligible, you must have a disability that has already lasted for a year, or is predicted to either last a year or to result in your death.

The other condition has to do with how your ability to work is impacted. First, you must show that you can’t successfully accomplish the work you were doing before the disability. Next, you must also show that this disability has made it impossible for you to get a different job in another field of work.

If you fit those definitions, then you are eligible to file for Social Security disability insurance. Of course, this is simply the process for determining if you are eligible. Your claim will be carefully examined before it is decided whether or not to award you with the benefits.

If you have been disabled in an incident and have faced disability because of it, then you may want to consider filing for disability as soon as possible. The extra financial support can help you get your life back on track.