Any impairment that prevents a person performing normal life activities can be called disability. A
disability can also refer to: abnormalities in nerves or muscles, mental retardation and infection,
and/or neuromuscular conditions. Physical disabilities are important issues with an external or
internal element of the body, typically affecting muscle strength, coordination, balance, and
The definition of disability also depends upon the type of impairment. Some disabilities are
progressive. That is, they get worse with age. Conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and
Parkinson’s disease are examples of progressive impairments. Other disabilities, such as those
that are considered to be debilitating, are typically lifelong.
Both cognitive function and age are important factors in defining disability. Additionally, a
combination or all of the following can be considered a disability: Examples of severe disabilities
are: permanent and untreated blindness, deafness, paralysis, and extreme growth retardation.
Social Security defines disability as a negative impairment that significantly limits one or more of
life’s major abilities. It is necessary for the government to determine whether an impairment is
serious enough to prevent the applicant from carrying out the essential tasks of life. Physical and
mental disabilities are the most common impairments that are considered when deciding
whether benefits should be offered. Major abilities include the ability for work, flight, swimming,
and other skills. The SSA determines how long someone is disabled based upon their
impairment and the impact it has had on the applicant. A disabled person who is unable or
unwilling to walk for more than one year is considered disabled for one year.
As a part of the Social Security Administration’s Social Security Treatment Act, the Social
Security Treatment Program addresses the issue of disabilities. The program addresses issues
that disabled people face when coming in contact with the care system. This is why the
definition of disability includes problems that disabled people encounter while trying to adapt to
their lives. Also, the term disability refers to the problems encountered by the persons even after
the completion of Social Security treatment.
Social Security determines the amount and type of financial benefits that are available based on
a variety of factors. Two of these factors, income, and work history, are used to match the
disability and the potential income and history of the individual. The two years before filing a
claim to Social Security disability play an important part in determining the amount of benefit that
is granted to disabled people.
The second factor, known as work history, determines how long the applicant worked and what
kind of work he or she did. Also considered is the potential impact of impairment on earnings
and its severity. This means that people who have had serious medical procedures in their past
are more likely to have trouble maintaining employment for the next two years.
A person who is unable to work because of his or her medical condition will not receive Social
Security disability benefits until he or she resumes work. It is recommended that you consult a
qualified disability lawyer to get advice on how to remain active and productive during the
adjustment period. The lawyer can also help you with insurance claims and avoid disqualification
because of medical conditions.
Other federal disability laws may cover medical conditions that result in disability. For instance,
Medicaid usually covers the cost of certain disabled individuals’ medical expenses. Similarly,
Medicare generally pays a portion of the medical costs related to disabilities. All federal disability
programs work as supplements to the Social Security system. This provides medical coverage
for disabled workers, their families, and their dependents.
Social security does not cover disabilities due to medical conditions. The Social Security
Administration recently announced plans for extending disability benefits to people who have
difficulty obtaining disability benefits due to medical conditions. The medical coverage guarantee
is only available to Social Security disability applicants. These plans will, however, extend
disability-related benefits to people with impairments resulting from occupational hazards such
as asbestos exposure.
Social Security’s intent is not to provide disability benefits for all impairments but to offer them to
the disabled person with the greatest need. The SSAA will provide benefits to those who are
unable to work due to an injury or impairment that affects your ability to function in society. For
this plan, your impairment or medical condition is the determining factor for deciding whether you
meet the income and work requirements. You will need to undergo thorough medical evaluations
and receive a diagnosis from a physician before you can be determined eligible for benefits