Many Georgia residents find a great deal of meaning in their careers. Individuals may spend years, or even decades, building and investing in their career. Given the importance a career has to a person, it can be very disheartening when the person is no longer able to continue working due to an injury.
Of course, a person’s inability to work can also present a serious financial hardship. Fortunately, the person may qualify for Social Security disability benefits, which can help offset the financial difficulties of dealing with a lost income.
Recently, this blog has discussed some of the federal requirements relating to a person’s ability to work that must be satisfied in order to obtain disability benefits. At a hearing before an administrative law judge, it is common for a vocational expert to testify with respect to the work the individual can still perform, and what jobs are available in the local economy for the person. Closely aligned with this type of testimony is the determination of a person’s residual functional capacity, which looks at the physical and mental work functions the person can still perform despite an impairment.
Our firm understands the federal requirements that must be satisfied in order to obtain disability benefits. We work closely with our clients to determine their ability to perform work, and how it may impact their application for disability benefits. We can then put in place a strategy aimed at satisfying the requirements at the hearing. For more information on our firm’s services, please visit our webpage on Social Security disability benefits for injuries.