Permanent partial disability is a type of claim filed in a workers' compensation case. These types of disabilities are generally caused by either an injury or an occupational disease and they cause some type of permanent impairment that makes a worker unable to perform at their full capacity. Therefore, the claimant is awarded compensation for the permanent, but partial, disability suffered as a result from his or her work injury.
It is highly unlikely that you will qualify for Social Security Disability benefits if you are claiming a permanent partial disability. The Social Security Administration has very strict guidelines for determining eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits and if you are able to perform meaningful work, you will not qualify for benefits.
The Social Security Administration will consider you disabled under Social Security rules if:
- You cannot do work that you did before;
- The Social Security Administration decides that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
While you may suffer from a permanent disability, if it is only partial and you are able to perform another type of work, you will not qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
Because this is a complex and challenging area of law, it is important that you speak with an attorney to help you determine whether you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits and are unable to work due to an illness or injury, call the experienced Tustin Social Security Disability attorneys at Howard Law and let us help you get the benefits you deserve.