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What Do I Need to Prove to Get Disability Benefits?

​Qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits is important if you have a medical condition that has made you unable to work. Unfortunately, the process of applying for benefits can be difficult so it is a good idea to talk with a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to get help. 

​What do You Need to Prove to Get Disability Benefits?

In order to be able to obtain Social Security Disability benefits, you need to prove:
  • That you've earned a sufficient number of work credits if you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance or that you have a limited household income and few financial assets if you are applying for Supplemental Security Income. 
  • That you have a serious disability that is a long-term condition. The Social Security Administration lists disabilities on its Listing of Impairments that can usually qualify you for benefits if you have specific symptoms associated with your condition. If your condition isn't listed, you'll need to prove that the medical issues you have are medically equivalent in severity to listed conditions. 
  • That your disability stops you from engaging in substantial gainful activity. You must be unable to earn money currently and your medical condition must stop you from doing any job that your skills would transfer to in order to make you qualified for the work. 

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to obtain the medical records and other documentation and evidence you need to show you are sufficiently disabled and should be eligible for benefits. Contact a Los Angeles Social Security Disability benefits lawyer today to find out how we can help. ​

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Thursday, 25 April 2019