If you suffer from a severe medical condition, you may be unable to work for a significant amount of time. You may be suffering from chronic pain, debilitating physical obstructions or severe mental health problems that make working next to impossible.
While you may be entitled to disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may struggle to understand whether you are eligible or why you were denied benfits. This is partly because the qualifying conditions can be confusing. In many cases, you will need the support of a medical professional - or the consultation of an attorney - to establish whether you will be able to claim disability benefits. The following is an overview of the qualifying conditions specified by the SSA.