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What is Recent Work?

Definition of Recent Work

The Social Security Administration has a very strict definition of "disabled". Social Security Disability claimants can only be considered disabled if they are unable to work a recent job or a previous occupation. Recent work may be considered any work the claimant has done in the past fifteen years. If the Social Security Administration determines a disability claimant can perform recent work, they will be determined not disabled and will not qualify to receive Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance.

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