How do you win Social Security disability benefits? The law say that you must prove that your medical conditions are serious enough to prevent you from reliably performing the duties of an easy, sit down job.
There are 3 methods you can use to prove that you are disabled:
- Prove that you meet a Social Security listing – click to learn how to meet a listing
- Prove that you meet a Social Security grid rule – click to learn about the grid rules
- Prove that your capacity for work has been so reduced by your medical issues that you would not be a reliable employee.
I have created separate websites to discuss #1 and #2. This website will focus on #3 the functional capacity argument.
Most approvals at hearings are based on this functional capacity argument, although it can be used at the initial application or at reconsideration.
This website is designed to help you understand how to use a functional capacity argument to make a strong case to SSA for a disability award.
It is a companion to the Ginsberg Law Social Security disability video channel, which contains several hundred short videos explaining the process.
If you know what you have to prove, and you know what disability judges are looking when they approve claims, your chances of winning will go up. If you decide to proceed on your own, we wish you the best of luck, and if you are looking for a lawyer to help you, please consider my firm.