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    Social Security Medical Criteria

    Social Security has a list of disabilities and medical conditions called the “listing of impairments”.  It describes how severe a condition must be for an adult to be considered “disabled” by Social Security: 

    How do I meet the disability definition?  

    You meet the definition if:

    • You get Social Security Disability benefits; OR
    • You lost Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in the last several years, but your disability has not improved; OR
    • You have not received Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, but you have a disability that meets Social Security’s medical standards

    If you’ve never received Social Security Disability or SSI, you will usually have to apply for Social Security Disability when you apply for EID.  If you earn more than $1,170 per month gross wages (or, if you’re blind, if you earn over $1,950 per month), you will need to complete the non-disability portion of the Social Security Disability application, and receive a denial letter from Social Security.  You may be able to get the denial letter in the Social Security office after applying, while you wait.  If you earn more than $1,900 per month gross wages (or over $2,600 per month if you are blind), you don’t need to apply for Social Security Disability.

    If you:

    • Are denied Social Security Disability for financial reasons; OR
    • Earn too much to have to apply for Social Security Disability

    then you will get a separate “disability determination”.  A disability determination is an evaluation to see if you meet Social Security’s medical criteria.  If you need this determination, you will be notified.  The best way to speed up the determination is to get medical records from all doctors, clinics, hospitals, therapists, etc. that have treated you for your disability.

    NOTE:  The disability rules for EID are a bit different from the rules to qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits.  To be approved for Social Security Disability or SSI, a person’s work activity must be below a certain amount called “substantial gainful activity” (SGA).  EID does not limit a person’s earnings, as long as she or he meets the income limit, which is quite high.