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Still Working but Thinking About Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Still Working but Thinking About Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits?

At Sharon Christie Law, a Baltimore Social Security Disability Law Firm, we are often asked the question, Still Working but Thinking About Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits? In this video, Sharon Christie examines this question and provides you with the answer.

Official Transcript: Still Working but Thinking About Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits? 

Hi I’m Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security disability benefits. Today I want to talk to a group of people out there that we hear from a lot and that’s the people who are still working. Doing their best to keep working but who are having ongoing health problems and are wondering how much longer they can keep up working and what would it take to get Social Security disability.  

It’s a great question and I know there’s lots of you out there that are in that position. So, the very first thing I want to recommend to you is make sure and you’ll get directions at the end of the video but make sure you go to my website and download my free E-book. Can you win your Social Security disability case? It’s a great blueprint for you to understand better the Social Security Disability process and as I said we’ll give you directions at the end of the video how you can get your free copy of the E-book and also how you can get on our mailing list. So, you make sure you don’t miss any important updates that we send out. 

The first thing that you want to understand if you are thinking that disability might be a road you need to go down in the near future. The first thing you have to understand is what does it mean to be disabled from Social Security’s point of view. Social Security has a very definite definition. Disabled means you have health problems that prevent you from doing substantial gainful activity for at least 12 consecutive months. Now what does that mean? It means that you have health problems that are limiting you in a severe way so that you’re no longer able to do the job you’ve always done or any other type of work. So, it’s a very broad definition. You have to understand this concept of substantial gainful activity. Social Security actually defines that in terms of ability to earn money. If you’re able to work at any job at all and earn one thousand two hundred and sixty dollars a month or more before taxes in the view of Social Security then that’s substantial gainful activity and it means you’re not disabled.

On the other hand, if you are no longer able to work at all or maybe you think I could I could work a day or two but I can’t keep up a full 40-hour week if that’s you then you need to start looking at the Social Security Disability process. So, as I said one of the things that I certainly recommend make sure you download my free E-book. Get your blueprint about this process and what it entails.  

The second thing that I highly recommend is when you are at the point where you think you know it’s almost time, I have got to stop working call an experienced Social Security disability lawyer. Call my office let us review the case with you because we’ll do a complete evaluation doesn’t cost you anything. We’ll do a complete evaluation of your case and give you our thoughts as to whether we think it’s a case that has a reasonably good chance of winning or not. So, make sure you prepare yourself and arm yourself with all of the knowledge that you can get before you get into this process.

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, a Social Security Disability Law Firm, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.