- Getting Disability Benefits for a Listed Impairment
- How Social Security Decides If You Can Work (or Are Disabled)
- Specific Occupations - Eligibility for Disability Benefits
- Who Is Considered Disabled: Durational Threshold Requirement for Social Security
- Your Credibility and Disability: How Inconsistent Statements and Medical Treatment Hurt Your Claim
- How Failing to Seek or Comply With Your Doctor's Treatment Affects Your Disability Case
- Social Security Disability: List of Impairments, Medical Conditions, and Problems
- What Are the Chances of Getting Disability for a Janitor or Cleaner Who Can No Longer Work
- What Are the Chances of Getting Disability for a Salesperson Who Can No Longer Work
- Your Credibility and Applying for Disability: How Social Security Assesses Your Complaints
- Do You Have to Be Permanently Disabled to Get Social Security Disability?
- How Do You Qualify Medically for Social Security Disability or SSI?
- Can Certain Medical Conditions Get You Approved for Disability Automatically?
- Episodes of Decompensation in Mental Illness: Social Security Disability
- If I Get Social Security Disability, Will I Get Health Care Benefits?
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To qualify for disability benefits (either SSDI or SSI), you must prove you have a severe, medically determinable impairment that limits your functioning to such an extent that you aren't able to work. Disability Determination Services (DDS, a state agency that evaluates disability claims for the SSA) analyzes each disability claim with a five-step evaluation process.