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How does the SSA determine a person's inability to work

When a person in the Houston area suffers a serious injury and is unable to work, they may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Among the federal requirements to qualify for SSD benefits for an injury is a finding that the applicant truly is unable to work. So how does the Social Security Administration determine a person's inability to work, and whether they can qualify for benefits?

SSI may seem straightforward, but reality not always so simple

As prior posts on this blog have explained, Supplemental Security Income is a federal program that helps certain people who have limited income. To qualify for SSI, an applicant must either have a disability that makes them unable to work, be age 65 or older or suffer from blindness. In addition, the applicant must have little or no income and their total other resources cannot exceed $2,000 per month per person, or $3,000 per month for a couple. Finally, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen that meets certain immigration criteria.