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If you wish to acquire Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration, you will need to properly prove that you are disabled and cannot work. Whether you are dealing with a short-term or permanent disability, the way you go about proving your disability makes all the difference. So, how do you prove that you are disabled?

The SSA handles claims for disability benefits very seriously. You need to know how to file for the claim and how to describe your disability. You also need to ensure that the disability is recognized by the SSA so that the claim is not denied.

The SSA views disability as something that prevents a person from performing the work one used to perform, prevents a person from performing another type of work, and it will last at least one year or will result in your death. Should you meet this condition, you will not be able to take part in any gainful employment. Should your monthly income go above a certain threshold, you will risk being labeled able to work by the SSA.

You must gather all of your medical history when proving disability. This includes history from prior to the disability and history after the disability. This history should include test results, examination records and more.

Have your doctor provide the SSA with evaluations of your condition. You should also seek medical opinions from specialists regarding your disability. This can go a long way towards proving your disability.

Filing for SSD with the SSA can be a daunting task. It might be a good idea to use the help of an experienced Indianapolis Social Security attorney who can advise you of your rights and the best way to prove your disability.

Source: FindLaw, "How to Prove Disability," accessed Dec. 08, 2017

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