(c) 2018 Jon L Gelman, All Rights Reserved.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Do I Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Today's post comes from guest author Roger Moore from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.

In order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you have to prove that you have one or more physical and/or mental impairments that are severe and that prevent you from engaging in substantial gainful activity.

Substantial gainful activity is measured by the amount of money per month that you can earn. 
The Social Security Administration will take into account your educational background, job history, and the skills you have acquired in determining whether or not you meet this standard. The fact that you cannot go back to the job you have done for most of your life does not necessarily mean that you can qualify for Social Security disability payments.