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The Medical Impairment

To be found disabled under the Social Security Act, an individual must show the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity due to a medically determinable severe impairment or combination of impairments expected to result in death or last at least twelve continuous months. The impairment(s) must meet a few basic criteria to qualify as a medically determinable severe impairment.

The Alleged Onset Date

When filing a claim for disability benefits, your alleged onset date (AOD) is the day on which you assert you met the technical and medical requirements for disability benefits. Your alleged onset date helps determine how far back your disability payments will reach. It often coincides with the date you last worked, since the first step in proving your disability claim involves showing that you have not engaged in substantial gainful activity since your alleged onset date.

Documenting Side Effects Can Help Your Case

When you apply for either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, the Social Security Administration will ask for a list of all the impairments that keep you from working.

Working After Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

There's a misconception that once a person has been declared disabled, they can never do any sort of paid work again or their benefits will be discontinued.

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Coon Rapids, MN 55448
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