Welcome to part 2 of The Truth About Applying For Social Security Disability.

For a Social Security disability applicant to be considered disabled, individuals must have one of the following types of impairments:

  • Medical
  • Psychological
  • Psychiatric

  • Furthermore, the impairment must be to the degree of debilitation that keeps the applicant from being able to do a substantial amount of work for at least 1 full year, or be expected to prevent work for at least 1 full year.

    Medical Proof That Qualifies You for Disability

    As the saying goes: “The proof is in the pudding.” When it comes to applying for social security disability, this saying holds strong. In other words, when applying for social security disability a key aspect is the medical history and current medical conditions of the applicant. An SSDI applicant’s medical records must contain up to date evidence of the physical or mental impairment and exactly how it prevents the applicant from working which is known as “functional limitations.”

    Social Security must be able to tell from your medical records that your medical condition is so severe that it meets the requirements of a Social Security impairment listing.