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what impairment rating did you have to recieve SSDI

svtrichssvtrich Posts: 19
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:50 AM in Health Insurance Issues
I just recieved my report and the doctor gave me a 40% impairment rating.I was told that it was a good rating.is good enough for SSDI?


  • With SSDI there are only two possibilities, disabled or not. Not like VA where there are percentages in between. If they find you can't work in your field then it may be good enough.

    Good Luck
    AL S
  • Hi, there are too many invariables for anyone to give you a accurate %% rating.
    The SSD people look at your age, education, work history for past 15 years, and your injury /condition.
    If you posted a brief description of yourself and your job, someone here will probably be able to help you better.

    I got approved the 1st time, in 3 months, and i'm 55 y/o, with a high school education, a veteran, and 28 years driving a semi-truck locally. A very physical job.
    I had a 2 level lumbar fusion with 2 rods and 6 screws. With a boatload of restrictions. And my NS found me 100% unemployable.

    Hope this helps ya and good luck.
  • well Im 47yo,I worker as a heavy duty diesel truck mechanic since 1988.education is high school diploma and some vocational schooling.
    I suffer from degenative arthritis in both knees,arthritis in my left sholder.and some lower disc problems in my lower back.I can no longer stand or walk for much more than 5-10 minutes.and I cant for very long without laying down

    hopefully this will help
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    Age plays a large part in SSDI approval. Once over 50 there is much greater chance of approval as it's "advanced vocational age" under SSDI.

    However, as we move toward later dates for full SS retirement I can see where 55 may end up being the age where approvals are more likely. SS Retirement age has changed over time. Anyone born 1937 or earlier SS full retirement age is 65. Born 1960 or later it's age 67. For those born between 1938 and 1959 it varies

    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 

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  • MetalneckMetalneck Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,364
    This link has some good information as to how SSD determines your status


    I hope you find it helpfull,

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