Do I need to tell SSA everything I did in my prior jobs?

The short answer is – Yes.

Claimants must prove they cannot perform any job they regularly performed in the past 15 years to obtain Social Security disability benefits. When you apply for disability, you will be asked to list your previous work history. If you do not provide very accurate information about your past job and its duties (for instance, claiming that you regularly carried 100-pound boxes on your back when you really only carried 25-pound boxes), an examiner may notice a discrepancy and deny your claim. Additionally, many jobs are not actually one job but a combination of multiple jobs. In Social Security language this is called a composite job. IF you have a composite job but list your duties such that you had a single job, it can be easier for the Social Security Administration to deny your claim.

Chad Brown Law helps complete work reports for our clients and files amended reports when they have been filled out incorrectly or incompletely. If you are applying for Social Security disability benefits or have been applied and been denied, you need to make sure your work history report is completed thoroughly and accurately. Contact Chad Brown law today at (336) 962-5373 to see how we can help.

Our firm focuses on three practice areas: Disability, Personal Injury, and Eminent Domain. Every practice area has attorneys who have expertise in their respective area of practice. 

Chad Brown is a North Carolina Board Certified Social Security disability law specialist. Mr. Brown helps Social Security disability claimants at all stages of the disability process. He also works with people that have Long Term Disability denials and with people that are injured by drugs and defective medical products.

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