What Are Transferable Skills, and How Do They Impact My Social Security Disability Claim?

Getting Social Security Disability benefits means proving that you can’t work. Which means proving that your health problems prevent you from working any of your past jobs—or any new job, either. Because of this, when you apply for disability benefits, Social Security will look at your transferable skills. How does this affect your chances of

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What Are the SSA Grid Rules for Disability Benefits, and How Do They Work?

When the Social Security Administration (SSA) designed its method of evaluating people’s claims for disability benefits, they decided to make it easier to be approved for benefits the closer you get to retirement age. So Social Security uses a grid that combines your age, education, work experience, physical capabilities, skills, and transferability of skills to

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What Form Could My Social Security Disability Hearing Take?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, if you were applying for Social Security Disability benefits and you needed to go to a hearing with a disability judge because your initial application was denied, you had two options for the format of your hearing: In person at a hearing office with an administrative law judge (ALJ) At a

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