How Social Security Judges Your Physical or Mental Capacity (RFC) for Work
Your residual functional capacity (RFC) determines whether you are disabled and should receive disability benefits.
Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Depression or Bipolar Disorder
Depression is a commonly alleged mental condition for individuals trying to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits.
Getting Social Security Disability Benefits for Back Problems
Degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis all have different chances of getting approved for disability benefits.
Can Recent Work Hurt My Chances for Getting Disability for Anxiety?
It depends whether Social Security sees it as an "unsuccessful work attempt."
How Social Security Treats Allegations of Pain on Your Disability Application
Social Security's rules and regulations dealing with the evaluation of subjective symptoms, including chronic pain, are intended to separate bona fide symptoms from those that are exaggera
Explain to Social Security How Your Disability Affects Your Daily Activities
Your difficulties with daily personal activities are very helpful to Social Security’s disability determination.
Getting Your Doctor's Opinion Into Your Social Security Disability File and Making it Count
Having a detailed report on your symptoms and limitations from your doctor can make or break your disability case.
What Is Substantial Gainful Activity (Work) to Social Security?
Substantial gainful activity is the level of work that a person without a disability can do.
Qualifying for Disability Benefits for a Listed Impairment
If you are applying for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may qualify on the basis of medical evidence alone if you are not working and you have an impairment t