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If you meet the benchmarks in social security's disability listings do they have to give you benefits?

I have blood tests going back 7 years that show I meet social security's "listings" benchmarks for anemia. They say you have to meet this criteria for three months. Why are they still denying me benefits?

Asked By: n9sgn - 6/26/2010
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Because their definition for disabled, is specific and by the book. Their definition is a condition that will prevent you from gainful employment, over 12 months. So your medical conditions, is only one of the considerations they use... More
Answered By: gosam777 - 6/27/2010
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They don't "have" to give you benefits. My dad was disabled for years (polio and post-polio syndrome) but the local SS office still insisted that he could have been doing an office job, so he wasn't "disabled... More
Answered By: Katharine - 6/26/2010
 
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