The main issue in any Social Security disability case is whether or not you can perform a simple, entry-level job, thus, in order to win you must convince the judge that you would not be a reliable worker. There are three ways to do this:
- you can argue that you meet a “listing”
- you can argue that your capacity for work has been so degraded by your medical condition that you would not be a reliable worker
- you can argue that based on your age (over 50) and limited education there are no jobs available to you – this is called meeting a “grid rule”
In a stroke case, all three arguments are available to you.