In order to obtain disability benefits, an applicant must meet the legal definition of disabled. This determination is key to the application process, so it is vital that if you or a loved one are suffering from an impairment that makes it difficult or impossible for you to work, to retain an experienced Social Security disability lawyer who can help make sure that you meet all of the requirements.
Why hire a Disability Attorney?
The process of obtaining social security disability is often difficult and confusing. We have the expertise and experience to help you navigate the treacherous waters of disability. At Summit Disability Law Group, we are dedicated to providing the best disability representation for South Jordan residents.
South Jordan Disability Help
If you are seeking disability in South Jordan or any other part of Utah, these are a few of our best recommendations:
Objective Medical Evidence
If you apply for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at all of your symptoms in determining whether you meet the disability standard. This requires an assessment of the extent to which your symptoms are reasonably consistent with objective medical evidence, meaning medical signs and laboratory findings. However, other evidence, such as your own personal statements, will be taken into consideration. The SSA will also assess information concerning the following:
• Daily activities;
• The location, duration, and intensity of pain or other symptoms;
• Any aggravating factors;
• The type and dosage of medications taken to alleviate the symptoms; and
• Any other treatment or measures, other than medication, taken to relieve the symptoms.
In evaluating symptoms, the SSA looks to objective evidence showing that you have a medically determinable impairment that would cause the symptoms. At this point in the proceedings, an allegation of pain by itself is not enough. You must present objective medical evidence that you have an impairment that could reasonably be expected to produce the symptoms alleged.
Next, the SSA makes a determination about the intensity, persistence, and functionally limiting effects of your symptoms, including pain. This requires an evaluation of the evidence presented as a whole, including any allegations of symptoms that are not necessarily substantiated by objective evidence. Any inconsistencies in the evidence or conflicting statements or records will be noted.
The process of determining whether an applicant’s impairment meets the SSA’s standard of disability is complex, so if you are in the process of filing an application with the SSA, it is important to have an experienced attorney’s help. If you or a loved one are disabled, please contact the South Jordan Social Security disability lawyers at Summit Disability Law Group for a free consultation.
South Jordan Social Security Resources
Social Security Office Information
South Jordan Social Security Office
10138 S JORDAN GTWY
SOUTH JORDAN, UT 84095
Monday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM