Overview of Disability

Disability Back Pay

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

Criteria and Requirements for Receiving Disability Benefits

Return to: The Requirements for Disability

The non-medical Disability Requirements for SSD and SSI
The non-medical requirements for SSD and SSI generally have to do with income in the sense that a claimant cannot have earned income in excess of a limit known as SGA.

For Social Security Disability and SSI, What Does It Mean When A person Can Only Do Sedentary Work?
The older an individual is, the better the chance they can be approved for disability if they are limited to a full range of sedentary work.

The Social Security Disability Approval Process and the Criteria for Decisions
What follows is a short description of the disability approval process, which will hopefully help claimants or even potential claimants understand the process by which social security disability claims are approved.

Will the Medical Rules for Receiving Disability Grant Benefits for Short Term Social Security or SSI?
The actual defintition of disability used by SSA makes clear that a person's state of disability must be severe enough that it lasts for one full year.

Does Social Security offer Partial Disability Benefits?
How does social security measure a person's ability or inability to work?

Can I Get Disability If I Was Paid Under the Table?
Earnings reported to the IRS create an individualís Social Security earnings record.

Inability to Work and Eligibility for Social Security Disability and SSI Benefits
Inability to work is a phrase that comes up frequently on this website simply because this is one of the main tenets of the definition of disability used by SSA

Social Security Disability, SSI and Being Over the Age of Fifty
Does age play a role in the outcome of social security disability and SSI disability claims? Not by necessity, but age often does. Here are just a few ways.

Does Your Last Job Determine If You Receive A Social Security or SSI Award?
Social Security considers any relevant job performed in the last fifteen years.

Disability Criteria - Eligibility For Social Security and SSI Disability
Although all medical decisions are based upon the medical criteria set forth in the disability impairment listings, some disability applicants will be approved for disability even if they do not meet or equal the impairment listings.

How Old Do You Have To Be For Social Security Disability - Is There An Age Requirement?
If an individual is within six months of full retirement age, there is no advantage to filing for disability. At this age, they are already entitled to Medicare benefits and the five-month disability waiting period prevents an advantage over full retirement benefits.

Can I Be Eligible For SSI And Social Security Disability At The Same Time?
Although the vast majority of Social Security disability beneficiaries become ineligible for SSI, some individuals remain eligible for SSI disability even though they are entitled to Social Security disability benefits.

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

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 answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria