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Eligibility for SSD benefits can depend on work ability

Over the course of several years, Georgia residents often become experts in their particular field of employment. After all, nobody knows better about a certain job than the person who performs it on a day to day basis.

And yet, when it comes to a person's eligibility for SSD benefits, a major part of the Social Security Administration's decision often boils down to a consideration of the applicant's ability to work. As discussed recently in this blog, this decision entails two separate questions, as the agency will not only examine whether the person can perform the person's past work, but also whether the person can perform other types of similar work based on the individual's age, education and work experience.

If the agency determines the person can still perform work in spite of the physical or mental limitations the person may have, the agency typically will not find the person disabled. Accordingly, the individual's work capacity may play a major part in the disability determination, with these work issues frequently being the deciding factor into whether a person obtains disability benefits or not.

Our firm understands the importance of a person's ability to perform work in the SSD benefit determination. We work closely with our clients to not only understand their past work and current limitations, but how these factors will be examined by the Social Security Administration.

We then advocate vigorously for our clients to obtain the benefits they so desperately need. For more information on our firm's services for those applying for disability benefits, please visit our webpage on Social Security disability benefits.

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