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Admitting You Are Unable to Work

Posted November 10, 2023 by Premier Disability Services, LLC®

We at Premier Disability Services, LLC work to secure disability benefits for our claimants. The Social Security Administration lists their definition of disability as being unable to engage in what they refer to as “Substantial Gainful Activity”, or SGA, due to medical issues that will last at least 12 months.[1] The Social Security Administration defines “Substantial Gainful Activity” as work intended to be performed for profit or pay.[2]

When you file a claim for disability, you are essentially admitting that you can no longer work. That’s a hard thing to admit. Whether you are the primary caretaker of your family or you work in order to afford a few extra luxuries, coming to terms with being unable to work is a heavy burden. It may be that a lot of your purpose is in your work. You may be very proud of the people that your work has helped. It can be tough to accept that your work is in the past.

Even if you were to try and go back to work, your body may not allow you to work for more than a few months before you start to fall apart. Your boss may realize that you’re a liability or you’re not as efficient as another new hire due to your impairments and may let you go. Being cast aside like that can make anyone upset and frustrated.

We at Premier want you to know that we understand just how rough of a time it may be for you to admit that you can no longer work like you used to. Without the ability to work, it might be hard to pay for expenses like food, housing, debt, and others. That is why we work hard every day to deal with Social Security so that you can get your benefits as soon as possible. Give us a call today so that we can help you get benefits that you need from the Social Security Administration.

By: Adam Sundling of Premier Disability Services, LLC®

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