The Social Security Disability Process

What Is The SSDI Process?

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process begins with an initial application to the Social Security Administration (SSA). The SSA will make a basic determination regarding your application and will consider your medical condition, your work situation, current income and a multitude of other factors when making a determination.

If you are applying for Social Security Disability, you should carefully review this information and discuss it with an attorney before proceeding with an application.

Medical Considerations

Doctors and disability specialists in the state agency will ask your doctors for information about your condition. They will consider all the facts in your case and will use the medical evidence from your doctors and hospitals, clinics or institutions where you have been treated and all other information. This can, and likely will, include an analysis of:

  • What your medical condition is
  • How and when your medical condition began
  • How your medical condition limits your activities, including work
  • What your medical tests indicate
  • What treatments you have received

These questions are not all encompassing, and there will likely be further questions to determine the extent of your condition.

Making The Determination

Furthermore, the SSA will likely ask the following questions when making a determination of benefits:

  • Are you working?
  • Is your medical condition “severe?”
  • Can you do the work you did before?
  • Can you do any other type of work?

Because this is a multi-step process with numerous points of consideration, it’s important to clarify where you stand – before, during and after you submit your application. Turn to a nationwide SSD lawyer who thoroughly understands the process, will answer your questions and can help you every step of the way.

Contact the helpful, experienced staff at the Disability Advantage Group, to schedule a free consultation. Call 865-566-0800 to get the assistance you need. We are based in Knoxville, Tennessee, and represent clients throughout the United States.