What are the Different Levels of Exertion?

By | 2015-06-23T16:54:49+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Social Security Disability|

When determining whether a claimant can perform a job, the Social Security Administration will consider any of the claimant's limitations and compare them to a job's physical exertion requirements.  The Social Security Administration breaks jobs down into the categories based on the following levels of physical exertion required by the job: sedentary, light, medium, heavy,

What is the Difference Between SSDI and SSI?

By | 2015-06-22T17:11:22+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Social Security Disability|

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are both federal programs administered by the Social Security Administration that provide financial assistance to people with disabilities.  The chief difference between the two programs is that SSDI requires the disabled individual to have paid Social Security taxes long enough to qualify as insured.  In

How Do I Qualify for Disability?

By | 2015-06-22T16:58:18+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Social Security Disability|

To determine whether or not a claimant is disabled, the Social Security Administration uses a five-step process. This process is the same whether the claimant is filing for SSDI or SSI benefits.  The five steps include the following questions: 1. Is the claimant currently performing Substantial Gainful Activity? The first thing the Social Security Administration