Richard A. Gutstadt, P.C.
Northern California SSI & SSDI Appeals

October 2013 Archives

Proving Disability: The 5 Step Sequential Evaluation Process

As you may have heard or read in the news lately, getting Social Security Disability benefits can be a long and arduous process - and the burden of proof is on the applicant. To evaluate and make a determination of disability, the Social Security Administration uses a "5 Step Sequential Evaluation Process". Although the 5 step process may look simple at first glance, there can be enormous complexity at each step of the evaluation.