What is a disability?
The Social Security Administration defines a person as “disabled” if that person has a medical condition which prohibits him or her from:
- Doing the work that s/he did previously;
- Adjusting to any other types of work because of the medical condition; and
- The medical condition will last for at least one year or result in death.
If your medical condition does not prohibit you from doing any type of job, or is expected to be short-term, the Social Security Administration may reject your claim for benefits. If you have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income benefits, call (800)525-7111 to speak with the attorneys at Riddle & Brantley, LLP about filing an appeal.