What are the Social Security Disability requirements?

The federal government has strict Social Security Disability requirements, most of which pertain to your age, work history and inability to work.

The following criteria must be met:

  • You must be under age 65.
  • You must have a severe physical or mental condition that meets the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability.
  • Your disability must prevent, or is expected to prevent, you from working for at least a year or is expected to result in death.
  • You must be unable to perform the work you did in the past.
  • You must be unable to do any other job, taking your education, age and skills into consideration.
  • You must have worked long enough in your life to be considered “insured” for Social Security Disability protection.
  • You must have worked five out of the past 10 years before becoming disabled.

If you are unsure if you meet these Social Security Disability Requirements, contact the Disability Team at McDonald Law Firm. We will be glad to evaluate your circumstances.

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We hope you found this information helpful. McDonald Law Firm’s Social Security Disability team has helped thousands of people through the disability approval process, and we will be glad to assist you, too. Whether you want to file an application or appeal a denied claim, we can help. Call us today at 877-568-8413 for a free case review or take a Disability evaluation to find out fast if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

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