Many people who face the decision of whether they should apply for Social Security disability in Springfield Missouri have many issues that need to be considered as to whether their claim will ultimately be successful.
A very common misconception is “I can’t do my old job” or “I can’t get my old high paying job” therefore I’m disabled.
This is not necessarily the case. To qualify for Social Security disability, you have to show that you cannot do any kind of full-time work. If you can still do some kind of full time work you are probably not disabled. This is true even if the job you could do pays considerably less than your old job.
Social Security does consider whether you can still perform your past work, you also have to show you cannot do other kinds of work as well. This gets easier when you are over 50 years of age, however, typically not being able to do your past work is usually not enough to be found disabled.
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Another issue that has to be factored in is “Is it the disability that is keeping you from working or something else?” If you can still do full-time work, but you can’t get hired for a job, you probably will not qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Social Security looks at your ability to work. Social Security does not consider whether anyone would actually hire you for a job. Things such as a past criminal record or issues with transportation to and from work are not factors that Social Security will use to determine if you are disabled. Transportation problems are a big issue that I hear from many people in Southwest Missouri. Social Security law presumes that you can take public transportation whether that type of transportation is available where you live or not.
The Krebs Law Firm LLC offers a free case evaluation if you have questions about your Social Security disability claim. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a disability attorney, but we only handle Social Security cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation or to discuss your appeal today! Do not delay as you only have 60 days to file your appeal or ask for a reconsideration if you live in Arkansas or Oklahoma.