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Work Experience and Qualifying for Disability

This page was created to demonstrate the many ways in which your occupation can be affected by your disabling condition, which could potentially make you eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) qualifies candidates for benefits based on their inability to perform any kind of gainful employment.

Some workplaces have more hazards than others putting those individuals at a greater risk of becoming disabled on the job. However, employees can become afflicted with diseases and conditions which can be render them unable to perform any type of gainful employment regardless of their place of employment. These individuals can qualify for Social Security Disability SSDI or SSI benefits depending on the severity of their conditions and the nature of their previous work experience.

The majority of the disabling conditions mentioned in the articles are explained in the Social Security Administration's "Blue Book," which is the definitive guide used by the Disability Determination Services (DDS) to decide if someone meets the standards for being disabled. If an applicant meets the requirements discussed in the Blue Book, they will be considered eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits.

If you would like to see the ways in which your disabling condition can affect your profession or other occupations you may seek, please review the list below. You will then be able to read the ways that your job or future job may be affected by your disabling condition.

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