From DDSD all the way to the Supreme Court, everybody uses the same “Five-Step Sequential Evaluation Process” to determine if you medically qualify for benefits. This is very simplistic but it will give you a general idea of how “they” go about the decision and what you need to prove. The burden of proof is on you to show that you are entitled to benefits, not on Social Security that you are not entitled to benefits.
Again, the information above is just to give you a general idea of whether you medically qualify or not. People have written entire books on the details of what these five steps mean. Although words like "working" and "severe" might mean one thing to you and me, they have a very specific and technical definition under the law. Additionally, there are special rules for the blind. Social Security has a very good pamphlet called "Disability Benefits." I recommend it highly because it is authoritative and gives a good overview.
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