It seems very mysterious, the way decisions get made on disability. Actually, SSA follows what they call the Sequential Analysis. It works like this: If you have enough work to qualify for disability benefits, they use a step-by-step process involving five questions. They are:
1. Are you working? If no, got to step 2
2. Is your condition “severe”? If yes, go to step 3
3. Is your condition found in the list of disabling conditions? This is the Listings of Impairment, found here:http://www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm
4. Can you do the work you did previously? No? Go to the next step.
5. Can you do any other type of work? This means ANY kind of full time work. If no, you should be found disabled.
Check out this page for more details, for the devil is always in those details!http://www.ssa.gov/planners/disability/dqualify5.html