Disabled and Can’t Work?
The Columbus SSD & SSI attorneys at the Knisley Law Office
can help you get the benefits you deserve!
It is not easy navigating the social security application process, but that is just the first step. Next, the Social Security Administration (SSA) needs to determined that you are “disabled.” Unfortunately, what the SSA considers disabled is not easily understood. The SSA Defines disabled 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 Administration, “Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, Part I – General Information, Definition of Disability,” as of December 1st, 2016.
In order to determine whether someone meets this definition of disabled, the SSA uses a 5-step test.
Step 1: Are you currently working?
Step 2: Do you have a severe impairment?
Step 3: Do you meet any of the listed impairments?
Step 4: Can you perform any of your past relevant work?
Step 5: Can you perform any other kind of work?
The Attorneys at Knisley Law Office have been helping the injured and disabled obtain benefits for over 60 years. We can help you answer these questions while giving special attention to your specific circumstance. To learn more, call (614)486-9503 to speak with one of our Columbus, Ohio, Social Security attorneys.