Five Steps Social Security uses to decide if you are disabled:

Washington, DC Disability Qualifications

Are You Eligible For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Here are Five Steps Social Security uses to decide if you are disabled:

1. Are you working?

If you worked this calendar year and averaged more than $1,000 a month in earnings, you generally cannot be considered disabled. We can help you determine if this step will disqualify your case.

2. Is your condition severe?

To qualify as disabled, your condition must interfere with the basic activities required to perform your previous job. Proper documentation and evidence are crucial for this step. We'll work with you and your doctors to prove the severity of your condition.

3. Is your health problem found on the list of medical conditions that qualify?

If your health problem is not on Social Security’s list, you may not quality for disability. However, you might still be able to prove you’re disabled if you have the proper medical records. Contact Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates today to find out if your condition qualifies for Social Security disability benefits.

4. Can you do the work you did previously?

If necessary, we can have you evaluated by an expert who can testify at your hearing about your ability to perform your previous job. We’ll help you gather the evidence you need.

5. Can you do any other type of work?

If SSA decides you cannot do the work you did before, they’ll consider your ability to do other kinds of work. Age, education and work experience all factor into this consideration.

If your health prevents you from working, Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates will help you start your application for disability benefits. We can also help you appeal if you’ve applied and been denied. If you have a hearing scheduled, we can help with the critical preparations. Contact Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates today to find out if you qualify for Social Security disability.