Social Security Disability

The Social Security system provides a monthly disability check to certain individuals who have worked long enough under the Social Security system and are totally disabled as per the definition in the Social Security Act. The disability must last or be expected to last at least 12 months or to result in death.

The Social Security Act defines "disability" as "inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.





Question: My doctors have stated that I am disabled yet Social Security denied me. Why is that?

If you would like to schedule a initial consultation contact an Kansas social security disability attorney, representing clients in Prairie Village at McCullough, Wareheim & LaBunker, P.A. Give us a call at (785) 233-2362 or complete our inquiry form.


The Social Security Administration does not accept a conclusion from a physician that someone is disabled. They view the doctors as medical experts only and not vocational experts. They believe that the only input the doctors can give are things such as what is a person's diagnosis, what are the tests that result in that diagnosis, and what are the restrictions or limitations that result from the condition.

On behalf of McCULLOUGH, WAREHEIM & LaBUNKER, P.A. we hope this material will be of benefit to you in answering your questions relative to social security disability. Contact one of our SSD claims lawyers representing clients in Prairie Village, Kansas (and throughout the State of Kansas) today to schedule a free consult on your file.

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