Step-5 of SSA’s 5-Step evaluation of a claim for disability benefits

Jul 31

Regardless if you have applied for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Insurance Benefits (SSI), the Social Security Administration uses a 5-Step sequential evaluation process to determine if an individual is disabled.  If the proof fails at any Step, except Step-3, a finding not disabled will be issued.

Step-5: Other Work

A finding of disabled is warranted at Step-5 if the evidence establishes that an individual cannot perform other work that exists in significant numbers in the national economy.