If you are unable to work because of a medical condition that causes you severe pain, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. There are two ways that the Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates pain in a disability case.
First, pain is evaluated medically. The other way it is evaluated is based on the claimant’s quality of life. Here is a closer look at how pain is evaluated in a disability claim and what you can do if you are unable to work because of chronic pain.