It's important to remember that while all Substantial Gainful Activity is work, not all work is considered Substantial Gainful Activity, and it takes more than just money into account. We explain it all in detail here.
As part of the five-step disability determination process, the Social Security Administration must determine whether you can perform your past work, or adjust to different work in the national economy, given your physical and/or mental conditions.
Step four of Social Security Administrations’s process for determining disability requires that the claimant prove that they cannot perform their “past relevant work,” and there are some important factors to understand about how the SSA makes this determination.
The heart of the matter is whether or not the applicant can "sustain" their work. In this article, we break down what that means, and provide three examples of common impairments.
The third step in the SSA's five-step evaluation process asks whether your condition(s) meet or equal a “Listing Impairment.”
In making a decision on your claim, Social Security will determine your maximum Residual Functional Capacity, or RFC.
It is an unfortunate reality that some claimants pass away while an application for Social Security Disability benefits is pending; however, if a claimant dies while their disability application is pending, the SSA provides that members of the claimant’s family may still recover their benefits.
Social Security evaluators and Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) use your education to determine what kind of work you may be capable of doing given your age and impairments.
If you suffer from severe health impairments that prevent you from working, you may wonder whether Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) will replace all of your work-related income.
If you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) and have been denied, you may wonder what you should do next. Choosing your next move carefully between appealing or re-filing can make all the difference to your claim.
After a claimant has waited months and maybe years for their disability claim to finally be heard by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), it can be very frustrating to find out that they have to continue to wait after their hearing is over. So why DO people have to wait? The Post-Hearing Review It is fairly uncommon for an ALJ to inform the claimant that they have won their case on the day of the [...]
Getting approved for Social Security disability benefits can take months, or even years, so it is vital to begin the process as soon as possible. Knowing how the process works can give you a better chance at success.