What Injuries are Covered by Social Security Disability?
There are a lot of injuries and illnesses that could be labeled as “debilitating”, however, just because an injury is, doesn’t mean it qualifies for Social Security Disability benefits. Even if an injury or illness is not disabling right away, the person can still qualify for disability benefits even if it develops later. Social Security Disability is offered as a government program; therefore, there are strict rules and qualifying procedures. In order to qualify, you must prove that: • You have a mental or physical disability; • The disability prevents you from doing work or any gainful employment; • The disability will last or has lasted for at least one year or will result in death. These guidelines were developed by the SSD, but can be interpreted on a case by case basis. So, even if you have a disability that has lasted over a year, you could be denied benefits. You must also prove all three factors, which can be more complicated than simply providing a doctor’s note.
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