Social Security Disability Lawyers:
Riverside, North San Diego & Orange Counties
KEY CONCEPT: Connecting Your Condition to Impairments
There are a wide range of disabling medical conditions (physical and psychological) that serve as the basis for applying for disability benefits. Each medical condition, whether physical or psychological has "impairments" that result from the condition in question and which cause "limitations" affecting one's ability to work.
SSA utilizes the term "Impairments" (and resulting "limitations" - why you cannot work) are the essential information that must be consistently documented in your medical progress notes by the treating sources (doctors and/or psychologists, psychiatrists). See tabs (A-G; H-Z) regarding how SSA evaluates those conditions.