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Disability Law Offices of Tony Adderley

Proving Disability In California

  • By: Tony Adderley
  • Published: August 21, 2015
Proving Disability In California

Applying for Social Security disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income means that you are claiming that you are totally disabled. The key question is, can you prove it and how? There is a specific criterion that has to be met to satisfy Social Security and prove that you are disabled and unable to work. Remember, this is their definition of being disabled, not yours.

Social Security looks at if you can do the work that you did before your disability, can you do other work now, and will your disability last for at least 12 months or result in your death? This means that you cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity or employment. The rules are complex and a Los Angeles Social Security attorney can be especially helpful in explaining all of your rights.

You cannot supply too much medical information but you can supply too little and that can cost you in a favorable decision. Lack of information is the main reason for denial. The SSA will want to see medical records dating back to the time at which you state you first became disabled.

While doctor reports are very good, reports proving your disability by specialists are much better. Make sure you take all prescriptions ordered by the doctor and attend all therapy sessions. Make sure you let your doctor know all of your limitations. Social Security uses the “Blue Book” to describe disabilities and even if your condition is listed, you still have to prove it. A Los Angeles Social Security attorney can keep your case moving along and make sure all documents are supplied in a timely fashion.

Once you call the Law Offices of Tony Adderley, you can take a breather and let him handle the pressure. Call (310) 554-5188 today.

About the Author Tony Adderley has been working as a professional advocate for
individuals entitled to Social Security Disability (SSD) and worker’s
compensation benefits for more than 20 years.