In order to receive SSDI benefits, you will need to prove that your condition is "severe." This means evidencing that your condition interferes with your basic work-related activities. For example, if you suffer paralysis, then you probably cannot return to work regardless of what job you used to work for. Also, if you have an intensive form of cancer, you may be unable to return to work and may need SSDI to survive financially.
At the Social Security Administration, the authorities will only grant benefits to individuals who are severely disabled. If your condition does not interfere with work-related activities, then you will not receive SSDI. This can be frustrating for workers who cannot do their job well but are still healthy enough to work.
If you can prove that your condition does interfere with work-related activities, then you will need to find out if your condition is found on the list of disabling conditions that was created by the SSA. Oftentimes, the severity of your condition and your eligibility for SSDI will also depend on the type of job you worked prior to your injury or diagnosis. For example, if you formerly worked in construction, it will probably heighten your possibility of disability benefits versus someone who works online from home.
If you want more information about judging severity, or if you need to learn more about how to qualify for SSDI, contact our firm today. We can provide you with valuable information about SSDI and can help you to determine the best way to handle your case. With the right lawyer on your side, you will be able to appeal an SSDI denial and prove why you deserve compensation. Call today to get the information that you need!