Overview of Disability

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Disability Requirements

Disability Applications

Disability Advice Tips

How long do cases take?

How to win Disability

SSD Mistakes to avoid

Disability for Mental

What if you get denied?

How to file Appeals

Disability through SSA

SSI Disability Benefits

Disability for Children

How do I qualify for it?

Working and Disability

Disability Award Notice

Disability Lawyer Q&A

Disability Conditions List

What is a disability?

Your Medical Evidence

Filing for your Disability

Disability Eligibility

SSD SSI Definitions

Recent Questions

SSDRC Disability Blog

Will Social Security Disability will send you to Rehab to train you to do other work?

No. The two disability programs operated by the social security administration (title II benefits which are social security disability and title 16 benefits which are SSI, or supplemental security income) have only one purpose: to determine if an applicant for benefits has a physical or mental condition that satisfies the definition of disability used by social security.

The federal SSA definition of disability, of course, stipulates that an applicant must have a severe impairment (this is a fuzzy concept, but most can agree that a sprained wrist or a pregnancy will not qualify for disability and will be labeled as an NSI, or non-severe impairment), that the impairment or combination of impairments must result in functional limitations (for example, reduced ability to stand, sit, remember, or concentrate) that rule out the ability to engage in work activity while earning a substantial and gainful income, and that the disabling condition must last, or be expected to last, for at least a year.

By the same token, the social security administration offers zero assistance with utilities, housing maintenance costs, and medications while a disability application is pending (by contrast, a pending disability-medicaid application that is filed with a local department of social services may, in some states, make the applicant temporarily eligible for medication vouchers).

I some states because, of course, because there seems to be more variance in programs that are administered at the local and municipal levels; however, when I was a medicaid caseworker (prior to my becoming a social security disability claims examiner), this was the case in my county and state of North Carolina.

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 check the status of my Social Security disability claim
To qualify for disability, what to prove
Preparation to win a disability hearing
Social Security Disability lawyers FAQ
How Much Income Can you Earn If you draw Social Security Disability?
What does Social Security Disability SSI pay, how much?
Social Security Disability Maximum back pay
Social Security Disability Claims and Medical Exams
What is qualifying for disability benefits based on?
Partial Social Security Disability SSI benefits
Filing for disability and financial help
Getting approved after a Social Security Disability Psychological exam
How long does it take to receive disability benefits after you are approved?
Does Social Security Disability Come With Medicaid Benefits?
Applying for Disability or SSI - How long does it take
Can you work if you get Social Security Disability?
Am I eligible to receive disability benefits?
What medical disabilities, conditions qualify for Disability Benefits?
How to get disability for degenerative disc disease
What mental problems qualify for disability?
Conditions that get approved for disability