Generally speaking, the SSA will consider all information provided in your application which includes the following:

  • Work history for the past 15 years
  • Type of work 
  • Physical and mental requirements of the jobs
  • The medical conditions that keep you from working
  • The severity of those conditions
  • Medical records 

It is important to remember that even if your doctor says you can’t work your claim is decided based on the SSA’s definition of disabled.  Having an experienced disability attorney on your side is the best way to make sure you present the strongest case possible.