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Social Security: One fact you should know about disability

Nicole Tiggemann, Tribune News Service on

Published in Senior Living News

-- Rate of pay you received;

-- Tools, machinery and equipment you used;

-- Knowledge, skills and abilities your work required;

-- Extent of supervision you had;

-- Amount of independent judgment you used;

-- Objects you had to lift and carry and how much they weighed;

-- How much you had to sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, balance;

-- How you used your hands, arms, and legs;

-- Speaking, hearing and vision requirements of your job(s); and


-- Environmental conditions of your workplace(s).

Disability is an unpredictable element in our lives. Help us help you by educating yourself about disability benefits, and by providing all the specific information we ask for when you file for benefits. Social Security continues to secure today and tomorrow by providing benefits and financial protection for millions of people throughout life's journey.

About The Writer

Nicole Tiggemann, Social Security spokesperson.

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