The term "disability" is defined differently and very specifically by the Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration will take a very close look at your disability and "test" it against their rules:
- You cannot do work that you did before;
- They decide that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
If you are suffering from a long-term disability that is keeping you from working, please give us a call. We will go through the process of applying for Social Security Disability with you, as well as provide you with advice and updates on your case, and, if a disability hearing is necessary, we will represent you at the hearing.
Cases can be won at the application or reconsideration stages of the process. However, other cases require a hearing. Please note that the average wait time to appear before an Administrative Law Judge and have your case heard is approximately 19 months.
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