Why Is Work History So Important?

Kayla Moreland , May 13, 2015

work history

Social security asks questions about the work you’ve done in the last 15 years when you file your application. Often, our office may call you for more clarification regarding the work you’ve done. The reason this information is important is because of the sequential evaluation that Social Security uses. First, in order to be found disabled, we have to prove you can’t return to work that you’ve done in the past. In order to prove that, we need specifics regarding your work. For example, how much you were responsible for lifting, or how often you had to interact with other people. We have to compare these job duties with your impairments and show SSA why your disability stops you from returning to those jobs. So, when completing forms for our office or SSA, please be specific. And if you have questions regarding how you should describe something, please contact our office.

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