Common Social Security Claims

Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties

Anderson Social Security LawyerThe United States government has established specific guidelines for individuals to determine if they are eligible to receive social security benefits. The sad truth is that many people who rightfully deserve to receive these benefits are often denied for a number of reasons which may include paperwork that has been incorrectly filled out, errors on the part of government personnel, or denial based on insufficient evidence proving the applicant's disability.

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Definition of Disability

The government's official definition of disability is "the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”

Determining Eligibility

The government employs a standard five-step process for every individual's case when determining eligibility to receive social security benefits. These five steps determine the eligibility in complex as well as common claims and include:

  • Determining if you are working or not – If your monthly income exceeds a predetermined amount, you are considered to be substantially gainfully employed.
  • Determining if your condition is considered severe by government standards – Your impairment must interfere with basic work duties.
  • Determining if your condition is one of the government's listed impairments.
  • Determining if you can perform the duties of your previous job.
  • Determining if you can perform any other work.

The most common claims filed with the government for receipt of social security benefits can be found on the Social Security Listing of Impairments.

If you live in the areas of Greenville, Anderson or Spartanburg, South Carolina, or the surrounding counties, and are disabled and can no longer perform the regular duties of your job, please contact The White Davis & White Law Firm today to determine your social security benefits eligibility.