Which jobs are appropriate to put in the ‘work history’ section of my Bellevue SSDI application?

The information you provide in past relevant work—or your work history—is intended to help Social Security decide if your medical condition effectively prevents you from performing the type of work you used to do.

When looking over a client’s job history, a Bellevue SSDI attorney will look for jobs for which the three following statements are true:

  • It is a job you had within the last 15 years.
  • The job lasted 90 days or longer, preferably at full time hours.
  • You received wages or some equivalent form of compensation.

So while a seasonal job or one you only worked part time would probably need to go into your job history, an unpaid internship, or a job you were forced to leave shortly after starting for reasons related to your disability might not.

There are a surprising number of cases where applicants aren’t sure if a job meets those three criteria or not. Most of us have fairly complicated job histories. It isn’t uncommon to feel some aspects of it are difficult to document.

If you find this is the case for you, it may be in your best interest to have your case evaluated by a Bellevue disability benefits attorney before submitting your initial application for SSDI. Doing so could save you time and frustration.

Contact the friendly professionals at Cuddigan Law at 402-933-5405 or [email protected] Be sure to get your free copy of our report, Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Your Social Security Disability Case. Don’t wait another day!

Timothy J. Cuddigan
Omaha Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyer With Over 40 Years Experience