Ability to Work

One of the main considerations that goes into the assessment of disability by the Social Security Administration (SSA) is the applicant’s ability to perform the duties of his or her job. This determination is usually made by examining the requirements of the job and the extent that the disability affects the person’s ability to meet the expectations of the employer.

Although individuals may claim that they cannot perform the required duties of their profession, there may be alternatives (such as different positions with the same employer) to total disability. In the end, the SSA will make the final decision on the eligibility of the applicant for disability benefits. If you feel you have been wrongly denied Social Security disability benefits, consult the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.

Common Considerations Regarding Ability to Work

If you are no longer able to perform the actions of your previous job but may be able to work in a different position, the SSA often considers:

  • The age of the applicant
  • Remaining ability to do other tasks
  • Education
  • Previous work experience

The aforementioned factors can play a large role in determining what benefits you may be eligible for under the Social Security disability program. If it is determined that you can perform other duties or may be able to find work in another field, the SSA may make recommendations that you seek alternate employment. If the disability is so severe that it limits most work-function, you may not be expected to find employment elsewhere.

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If you or someone you love is seeking help with a Social Security disability application, contact the Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 to discuss the specifics of your case.