FAQ's: Your Questions Answered
Social Security and Disability FAQs
- What does it mean to be disabled under Social Security? What do
I have to prove?
- Can I receive Social Security
Disability payments if I
am still working?
- Can mental illness, bipolar
disorders or depression qualify
me for benefits if they
keep me from working?
- Do I have to have an attorney
- Are most applications approved?
- Will an attorney improve my
chances for winning?
- How long does it take to receive benefits?
- How much will I receive if I win
- Will I get medical care if I win?
- How much do I have to pay my attorney?
What does it mean to be disabled under Social Security? What do I have to prove?
The Federal Law that govern social security disability claims (20 CFR 404) provides that for you to recover you must not be able to do any job you have held in the past 15 years or any other job that is available in reasonable numbers in the national economy.