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How does the SSA determine if a Florida worker is disabled?

There are government-assistant programs aimed at taking care of our country's residents who are otherwise unable to care for themselves and their families. These programs vary by condition and location. However, one potential benefit offered to the taxpaying Floridian is Social Security disability benefits. These benefits are available to most of-age workers who contributed an appropriate amount to social security and are in face, disabled. What does the Social Security Administration consider disabled you ask?

If you are in fact working, then you cannot qualify for disability benefits. If the impairment is severe enough to interfere with a person's inability to work, then go on to the next step. There are dozens if not hundreds of conditions and diagnosis that qualify for SSD benefits - it is wise to check the list if you have been diagnosed with a condition or physical impairment. To go further, a person may need to prove that their disability makes them incapable of doing the work they did previously. If an injured person can adjust to other types of work, then their claim will be denied.

That is just one long list of questions one must answer accuracy in order to be granted SSD benefits. There are other checklists prior to this checklist that must be adequately answered to even approach this point. You could see how a person could become confused or be unsure how to answer a question. The confusion could lead to an early denial when a person should in fact be approved for benefits because they are disabled.

That is why it is so important to approach the application for SSD benefits correctly the first time. Financial assistance is out there for those who are unable to procure it themselves. There could be many reasons for this, but physical or mental disabilities can be crippling for the sufferer and family. Whether disabled for 1-2 years or for much longer, there are benefits available for those unable to work.

Source:, "Disability Planner: How we decide if you are disabled," Accessed June 26, 2017

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