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Social Security Eligibility

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The Social Security Act defines "disability" as: "[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 12 months."

Social Security eligibility requires meeting these criteria:

1. You must show that you are not currently working as a direct result of your disability. 2. You must show that your impairment is severe enough to prevent you from normal physical or mental activities. 3. You may be found disabled even without a discussion of your past work if your impairments meet or equal the criteria of a disability listed in Social Security's regulations. 4. The SSA will determine whether your impairment prevents you from returning to work in your profession or another line of work.

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At the Law Office of Elizabeth Gade Inc., we handle everything for you, from making sure you have all of your doctor's records and medical reports in order to directly working with you to prepare for your hearing. Prior to the hearing, we also submit a written brief describing your disability and outlining the effect it has had on your life. By the time you attend your hearing, the judge will have the information in hand and be very familiar with your case. And don't worry, we will be by your side throughout the hearing, ready to answer questions and advocate for you in any way necessary, including asking questions about issues the judge may have left out, cross-examining the experts who will appear at your hearing and explaining to the judge why you are disabled under Social Security's rules.

Experienced Sacramento Disability Attorneys

From office locations in Sacramento, Woodland, Roseville and Grass Valley, we provide SSDI and SSI claims services for people throughout Sacramento County, Yolo County and Placer County, California. Call us toll free at 800-458-0323 or use our convenient email contact form to submit your questions and arrange a free consultation with an experienced Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyer at our firm.