How Social Security Defines Disabilities

A little research on Social Security’s standards and definitions can help you make wiser decisions when not sure whether or not you are entitled to get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Basically, you should know that Social Security’s definition for a disability is different from what you might find in other programs. Generally speaking, Social Security only handles total disabilities. In other words, short term or partial disabilities are ignored because the respective individuals are simply expected to change their careers and work in different environments instead. The complete inability to work is by far the easiest way to describe a disability.


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