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Social Security Mandates A Person Have A “Severe Impairment” – Not Any Impairment

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When applying for social security disability, a person must know that an application will be granted only if the applicant has a “severe impairment”, not just any impairment. This generally means a medical condition which significantly limits your ability to do a job.

The problem can be physical, mental or a combination of both. The limitations must preclude you from physical functions such as standing and walking; or understanding remembering and carrying out simple instructions; or responding appropriately to work situations