Saturday, February 6, 2010

Who Qualifies for Social Security Disability Benefits?

The general rule is that the Social Security Administrative Social Security pays benefits to individuals who are unable to work due to a medical condition or injury, where the condition is expected to last for at least one year or may result in death.

There are lists of medical conditions called "impairments" which describes are severe enough to prevent an individual from doing any gainful activity, are expected to be permanent or result in death. These impairments meet the SSA qualifications for disability benefits. There are other injuries or illnesses or a combination of the two which may qualify you for Disability benefits.

For more information, visit our site, Metts Law Firm,LLC or call 803-929-0577. You may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you are unable to work for any reason.


  1. Is there a list of these "impairments" that we can see online? Is this list conclusive?

  2. Thank you for this. My father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which I was told would bring problems with mobility and speech, not to mention that it will make him perennially tired. But we have been turned down by SSA, saying that they look at a person's condition not his disease. What's up with this?