What is the SSDI process for determining whether you are disabled?

The Social Security definition of disability is based on your inability to work for a long period of time. You are considered disabled and eligible if you meet the following conditions:

  • You are not working at all or earning less than $1,320 per month
  • Your condition is so severe that it interferes with work-related activities you must perform to do your job
  • You are unable to do the work you did prior to becoming disabled
  • You are not able to perform other types of work that your background may have prepared you to perform

It is vital to note that this is a simple explanation and does not take into account special situations that may make you eligible for disability benefits even if you have not fulfilled all the above conditions.