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Social Security List of Conditions

What Social Security considers disabling

Medical Evidence and Disability

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Do I actually have to quit my job before filling for disability?

This question was recently asked. In this instance, the person had the condition ankylosing sponditlitis and stated it was very hard to work even with meds.

You can get disability for any medical condition that has been established by treatment records as long as the condition meets the SSA definition of disability, meaning that it has lasted, or will last, for at least one year.

The condition must also be found to be severe enough to prevent the individual from being able to work and earn a substantial and gainful income while doing their past work or while doing any other type of work activity at that level.

So, a person can get disability for ankylosing spondylitis. A person would not necessarily have to be quit their job to file for disability, but their earnings (gross monthly earnings) would have to be under the SGA limit for earnings.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

How to file for disability, filing tips
What to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits
Applying for disability benefits, SSI and SSDI
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability?
Will you get disability back pay?
Social Security Disability And SSI Qualifications
Permanent Disability Qualifications for SSD and SSI
Social Security Disability SSI status
Disability lawyer representation, finding lawyers
Who will qualify for disability and what qualifying is based on
Qualifications for Disability Benefits
Important points about filing for disability
How long does it take to get disability after applying?
Am I Eligible For Social Security Disability?
Who is eligible for SSI disability?
How to get disability in Florida