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Employment History and Social Security Disability Benefits

Employment History and Social Security Disability Benefits in Florida

As an experienced disability attorney will tell you, employment history is a critical factor when applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security will want to know about all the jobs a person has held over the last 15 years to see if a person can return to any past jobs or have transferable skills to move into a position that may be less physically or mentally demanding. You will have to complete form SSA-3369-BK, which will ask for a detailed description of what each job entailed. Form SSA-3369-BK will also ask how much weight you were required to lift on the job and the amount of time you engaged in activities such as sitting, standing, walking, and bending.

Two individuals with the same medical conditions can have two completely outcomes of their case based on their employment history. For example: Let’s take a 55-year-old gentleman whose past work includes only medium-level jobs in construction compared to a 55-year-old gentleman whose past employment includes sedentary work in an office setting. Both suffer from back pain. Based on their Residual Functions Capacities (RFCs), their doctors determine that they can only perform full sedentary work. The gentleman who has never performed sedentary duty will be eliminated from returning to past work and could be approved for benefits if he lacks transferable skills. However, for the man who performed sedentary work in the past, it may be determined that he can return to past work and be denied benefits.


It is vital to have a Social Security Disability Attorney explain how the Social Security Disability laws will affect your specific case and situation. Lyle B. Masnikoff & Associates, P.A. have been representing disabled people for almost 15 years. We make sure we get all the necessary information to help them receive SSDI or SSI. Sometimes a person may complain about a physical injury, but it might be a mental condition that will make the person disabled. We will look at all aspects of every case and develop a plan for the Social Security Administration to see why the person is disabled. If you need help with getting SSDI or SSI, please call us at 877-817-4127 or complete our online form. We will go the extra mile for you.


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West Palm Beach, FL 33401


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