SSD Information Center

Do you need a lawyer to help you apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? For help with an initial application or an appeal of a denied claim, contact Jorgensen Law in San Diego, California.

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Social Security Disability – An Overview

If you are considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, or if you are in the midst of appealing a denial of benefits, it is important to understand the Social Security Administration’s approval process. In addition to meeting the definition of “disabled” and fulfilling the earnings requirements that the Social Security Administration dictates, you must present a convincing and organized claim. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney from Jorgensen Law in San Diego, California, can offer insight and guidance in your pursuit of benefits.

An impairment that qualifies as a disability under Social Security Administration (SSA) guidelines must be quite serious. The impairment must render the applicant unable to perform any substantial gainful activity — that is, the applicant must not be able to earn more than a minimum amount of money, determined each year by the SSA.

The impairment must completely disable the applicant from working. It must be expected to last for a year, have already lasted a year or be expected to cause the applicant’s death. But this is not the end of the qualifying tests.