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The Basics of Applying for Social Security Disability

Published on July 27th, 2019

If you find yourself unable to work because of a physical or mental disability, know that you are not alone and that a solution is around the corner! Our Chicago disability lawyers know that the last thing on your mind during this trying time is understanding the ins and outs of the law in order to receive disability benefits. 

What Qualifies as a Disability?

It can be difficult to determine whether or not you meet the Social Security definition of being disabled. Fortunately, there is a Social Security Blue Book that details relevant information about what qualifies as a disability. The traditional way to qualify for disability benefits consists of proving that you are experiencing limitations significant enough to impede your ability to work. 

Social Security will also evaluate your previous jobs (up to the past 15 years) to determine if you were capable of doing that job. This decision is based on your limitations, your age, your education level, and your work history. 

Obtaining Medical Records

It is important to obtain medical records in order to help prove that you qualify for disability. Make sure to outline your impairments, conditions, symptoms, hospitals, doctors and clinics and treatments that you have gone through. Our Chicago disability lawyers can help you compile the necessary evidence to prove your case. 

Appealing Denials

Did you know that most people get denied benefits the first time they apply? Rely on our team to help appeal your disability claim! Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates for a free consultation at 847-299-0008.

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