Before Applying for Disability Benefits, You Need to Consider This

Before Applying for Disability Benefits, You Need to Consider This

Well, to be honest, there isn’t just one thing you need to consider. However, there are ones that are a bit more important. If you are wondering if you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you have come to the right place. Every year millions of Americans like you apply for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Yet, only a fraction of those applications are approved.  Here are some things to consider before applying for disability benefits.

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How Education Affects Disability Claims

How Education Affects Disability Claims

Before you understand how education plays a role in disability claims, it’s important to know how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines disability. The SSA defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically physical or mental impairment. Any medical condition has to be terminal or last for a continuous period of more than one year. In basic terms, you have to be unable to work due to your medical condition. If you are in fact unable to work due to your disability, it is only then that factors like education and age may be taken into consideration.

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