What is a Total Disability?

Posted on Dec 30, 2009 5:30am PST

In order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits you must prove you are suffering from a "total disability."  Social Security benefits are not available to anyone suffering from a short-term or partial disability.

According to the Social Security Administration, you will be considered "totally disabled" and entitled to benefits if:

  • Your injury, illness, disability, or condition prevents you from doing the work you did before you became disabled
  • You cannot adjust to another type of work due to your disability or condition
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last at least one year or result in death

The Social Security Administration is very strict about awarding benefits to only those people suffering from a total disability, so it is important to consult an experienced attorney before applying for these benefits.

Contact a North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyer Today!

If you think you are suffering from a "total disability," please do not hesitate to contact a North Carolina Social Security Disability attorney at Lanier Law Group, P.A. We have a great deal of experience and practice in U.S. Social Security laws, and have helped clients throughout the state apply for Social Security benefits. If you do not qualify for SSDI benefits, we can help you apply for Supplemental Security Income or take advantage of some other viable alternatives.

To learn more, please contact a North Carolina Social Security Disability lawyer at Lanier Law Group, P.A. today!

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