What is Disability According to Social Security Law?

By / February 5, 2018 / Facts / 115 Comments

How Social Security Law Defines Disability For adult claimants including disabled adult children, the Social Security Administration (SSA) answers the question “What is disability?” with the following definition: “[Disability is] the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity 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 twelve months.” Any Occupation The word “any” in Social Security’s definition of disability means that in addition to being unable to perform jobs you have...Read more

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