Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Social Security Administration’s Narrow Definition of "Disability"

You have probably heard that if you are disabled before retirement age and can no longer work, then Social Security will help you with the necessary bills and payments for living a normal life.

What you may not know, however, is that Social Security has a very narrow definition of "disability." In essence, it only considers you disabled if your condition is full and permanent. The conditions do not apply if your disability is partial or temporary.

To comply with the Social Security's definition of disability, you must meet ALL THREE of the following conditions: 
  1. You cannot do work that you did before.
  2. You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s).
  3. Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

If you believe that you meet these conditions but are still not receiving payments, or your payments have stopped unexpectedly, then you need to seek out the help of a Michigan Social Security disability attorney as soon as possible.

These cases can be very complex, and even if the government will eventually offer you benefits, it is under tight financial restrictions. The government will make you jump through countless complex hoops of paperwork just to get what you deserve. You need an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process.

To speak with a Michigan Social Security disability lawyer, call toll-free at (866) 354-5544 and schedule a free consultation today.

The Thurswell Law Firm has been serving clients just like you in the state of Michigan since 1968. We have the necessary experience to make the government recognize your legal rights. We will work hard to help you earn the benefits that you deserve.

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