Social Security Disability Library
The disability evaluation process
- Answers to 8 common questions
- Examples of who is and is not disabled
- The sequential evaluation process
- A large bureaucracy
Your disability hearing
- Advice for your Social Security disability hearing
- Answers to 14 common questions
- The hearing
- Your testimony
- Lay witnesses
- Vocational issues
After a favorable decision
- Answers to 25 questions
- Delayed benefits
- Questions about working part-time
- Continuing disability reviews
Frequently Asked Questions
- Should I apply for disability?
- How long does the disability process take?
- When should I apply for benefits?
- What does a disability attorney do?
- When am I likely to receive a hearing?
- What are disability hearings like?
- What happens if my disability appeal is late?
- What is the most common disability mistake?
- Alcohol or drug addiction
- Borderline age
- Chemical sensitivity and environmental illness
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Inability to afford treatment
- Inability to speak English
- Inability to stoop
- Manipulative limitations
- Severe impairment definition
- Subjective pain complaints
- Worn-out worker regulation
Applying for disability benefits when you have:
- Anxiety disorders
- Arthritis & joint damage
- Back injuries
- Complex regional pain
- Congestive heart failure
- Chronic fatigue
- Crohn’s disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Depression/bipolar disorder
- Hearing impairments
- Hepatitis C & liver disease
- Ischemic heart disease
- Lung disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Soft tissue injuries