If you are considered for Social Security disability and your current condition is not covered by an existing listing, your case will be judged by the grid rules to determine whether or not you are eligible. Among other factors, one that would be heavily considered would be what type of job you are physically capable of holding. If you are incapable of holding even a relatively simple and less stressful job, the chances of being considered disabled increases.
When the SSA is reviewing your case, it will determine whether you are capable of the following, as determined by SSA regulations.
These can include the following job types:
- Sedentary: You are able to work mainly sitting during the day. You may occasionally move light objects. The vast majorty of these jobs are in the machine trades or benchwork fields. The unskilled jobs can be learned “after a short demonstration or within 30 days, and do not require special skills or experience.”
- Light: Your job would have you walk or be on your feet the majority of the day. these jobs may require light lifting. These jobs represent a large portion of the economy.
- Medium: Also would require an employee to be on their feet most of the day and would require heavier lifting. Approximately 2,500 job types fall in this category.
- Heavy and Very Heavy: Physically exerting work. If a person is found capable of doing such a workload, they are generally not considered disabled.
Correctly showing the strength requirements of yuor pror work and what you are able to physically perform with your illness are critical components of a disability application.
Released by Attorney Anthony Castelli Cincinnati, Ohio 513-621-2345
Further Reading :
Increasing Risk at or after age 50 and the Social Security safety Net