What process does Social Security use to determine disability?

Social Security is supposed to gather your medical records and carefully consider all of your health problems, as well as your age, education and work experience. In general, Social Security is supposed to decide whether you are able to do your past work. If Social Security decides that you are unable to do your past work, they are supposed to consider whether there is any other work which you can do considering your health problems and your age, education and work experience.