Qualify for Disability
Figuring out if you qualify for disability can feel overwhelming and exhausting.
Where do you find the information you need to apply? How do you know if you’re eligible for disability benefits? And most important, can anyone help you with the process?
The answer is yes — Utah Disability Application is here to assist you.
In order to qualify for benefits, you need to meet some requirements. First, you must have worked in jobs in which you paid into Social Security at some point. Second, a mental or physical condition must prevent you from working for a period of 12 months or longer.
The condition must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability, which is determined by answers to questions such as:
- Are you working?
- Is your condition severe?
- Can you do the work you did previously?
- Can you do any other work?
A list of common qualifying conditions established by the Social Security Administration is listed below. If your condition isn’t included, don’t worry; you may still be eligible.
Mental disorders include, but aren’t limited to:
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Physical disorders include, but aren’t limited to:
- Vision handicaps
- Joint disorder
- Degenerative back disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Chronic heart failure
- Congenital heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Lupus and other immune system disorders
- Brain tumor
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Huntington’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Cerebral palsy
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
According to the Social Security Administration, your condition must significantly limit your ability to do basic work. If you have severe memory problems or can’t lift, stand, walk or sit for at least 12 months, you may qualify for disability. Otherwise, you may not be deemed disabled.
Once you find out whether you qualify, let Utah’s best team of experienced disability advocates help with your claim and give you peace of mind. Since 2013, we have assisted hundreds of people navigating through this process and we want to help you, too.