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What Is Considered to Be a Permanent Disability?

When it comes to Social Security Disability benefits, understanding what is considered a permanent disability is crucial. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides benefits to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability, but not all disabilities qualify.

Many people wonder what is considered to be a permanent disability for the purposes of Social Security Disability benefits, so today we will explain how Casa de la Justicia, a specialized legal organization, can assist individuals in navigating the complexities of the application process.

Permanent Disability Definition

In the context of Social Security Disability, a permanent disability is a condition that is expected to last for at least one year or result in death. The SSA uses a specific definition of disability that encompasses both the severity and duration of the impairment. To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must meet the following criteria:

Inability to Engage in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA)
The SSA considers whether your medical condition prevents you from performing substantial gainful activity, which is typically work that earns a certain amount of income. If your disability prevents you from earning a significant income, you may meet this criterion.

Severity of Impairment
The SSA evaluates the severity of your impairment by examining its impact on your ability to perform basic work-related tasks. Your condition must significantly limit your physical or mental abilities to carry out work-related activities.

Duration of Disability
Your disability must be expected to last for at least one year or result in death. The SSA assesses medical evidence to determine the expected duration of your impairment.

It is important to note that the SSA evaluates each disability claim on an individual basis, considering the specific circumstances and medical evidence provided by the applicant. A thorough understanding of the SSA’s criteria and the application process is crucial for a successful claim, and this is where Casa de la Justicia can offer valuable assistance.

Social Security Disability Lawyers for Disability Benefits

Casa de la Justicia, with its team of experienced Social Security Disability lawyers, specializes in providing legal support to individuals seeking disability benefits. Their attorneys have a deep understanding of the SSA’s regulations and criteria for evaluating disability claims. They can help individuals navigate the complexities of the application process, ensuring that their cases meet the necessary requirements.

One of the key ways in which Casa de la Justicia can assist is by helping individuals gather and organize the required medical evidence. Medical documentation plays a crucial role in proving the severity and expected duration of a disability. Casa de la Justicia’s attorneys can guide individuals in gathering the necessary medical records, test results, and expert opinions to support their claim. They understand the specific types of evidence that the SSA looks for and can ensure that all relevant documentation is included in the application.

Casa de la Justicia’s attorneys can provide valuable guidance in completing the application forms accurately and comprehensively. They understand the language and terminology used by the SSA and can help individuals effectively communicate the nature and impact of their disabilities in the application. By ensuring that all relevant information is provided in a clear and concise manner, Casa de la Justicia increases the chances of a successful claim.

Furthermore, if an initial disability claim is denied, Casa de la Justicia can provide representation and guidance in the appeals process. They will assess the reasons for the denial, gather additional evidence if necessary, and present a strong case during the appeal. Their expertise in disability law allows them to effectively advocate for individuals and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome.

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