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The Consultative Examination

Each claimant for Social Security disability must provide medical records as part of the application process. If the Social Security Administration (actually the state agency with whom SSA contracts to determine eligibility for disability) concludes that the submitted medical evidence is insufficient to support a disability finding, experienced disability lawyers in San Jose will tell you that the SSA will more often than not require the claimant to undergo a consultative examination.

THE FACTOR OF AGE IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY EVALUATION

By Terry LaPorte, San Jose disability lawyer

Many medical conditions occur more frequently to workers as they age into the later part of their working years. Most people are not limited by arthritis, cardiac disease, Type II diabetes, and many other conditions until reaching their 50s and 60s.

The Social Security regulations take age into consideration by essentially requiring that younger workers under age 50 go back to school, or otherwise learn a new trade if a severe illness or injury causes them to be unable to perform the only work they had carried out.

Impairment-Related Work Expenses (IRWE)

Can Let You Work and Still Receive Social Security Disability Benefits

Many of our clients are precluded from working in their full-time occupation because of their injury or illness, but still try to perform some type of part-time or limited work either before their benefits are approved, or after their benefits have been granted.

Disability Based on Medical Findings: The Listing of Impairment

One of the avenues to approval of an application for SSA disability is through the Listing of Impairments. You can be found disabled at Step 3 of the Sequential Evaluation Process if your impairment meets or equals a listed impairment. SSA uses the Listing of Impairments as a screening tool to identify claimants who are so severely impaired that they cannot work at all and thus immediately qualify for benefits.

The Factor of Age In Social Security Disability Evaluation

By Terry LaPorte, San Jose disability lawyer

Many medical conditions occur more frequently to workers as they age into the later part of their working years. Most people are not limited by arthritis, cardiac disease, Type II diabetes, and many other conditions until reaching their 50s and 60s.

The Social Security regulations take age into consideration by essentially requiring that younger workers under age 50 go back to school, or otherwise learn a new trade if a severe illness or injury causes them to be unable to perform the only work they had carried out.