Social Security will find you disabled if you can prove that you are unable to work even a simple, entry-level job because of a medical condition that has lasted or is expected to last 12 consecutive months.
Notice that the focus is on your capacity to work and not on your medical diagnosis.
Social Security will look for evidence that your medical problems leave you without the capacity for any type of work. They will focus on:
- your symptoms
- medication side effects
- anything arising from your medical or mental health condition that makes you unreliable at work
If your medical records show a serious medical issue, and if your doctor will cooperate by filling out a form discussing your activity limitations, and if you can explain to Social Security that you would prefer to be working but you simply cannot, you greatly improve your chances of winning.