Q. What Type of Physical Ailments are Considered Disabling Under Social Security Law?

A. The Social Security Administration reviews the overall impact of your cumulative ailments in deciding whether you are disabled or not. A review of your age, education, past work experience, and vocational possibilities will all be considered in deciding your disability. The key to the question is whether your overall physical and/or mental health makes it difficult for you to hold down regular work in the national job market. The Social Security Administration considers medical, vocational, and personal factors in making the decision.