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Is a back impairment enough for Social Security disability?

This is a pretty simple answer until you dive a little deeper, and then this question/answer gets more complicated.

If you are under the age of 50 it's going to be harder to get on disability with only a back impairment. It's just the rules. SSA usually believes that there is some kind of work you are capable of performing.

Once you reach the age of 50, it really depends more on what kind of work you have performed in the past. If SSA believes that you can still work at a job where you sit most of the time, and you've done this kind of work in the past, then that alone may defeat your case. Also, if you have acquired skills that would allow you to transfer them to some kind of sit-down job, then that could defeat your case as well.

What you really need to do is continue to seek treatment and get an MRI if you can to show the extent of the damage. The more medical evidence you have, the better your chances.

If you need a case evaluation, give us a call: (888) 780-9125.

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