I have bilateral knee replacements, spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, and herniated disks, along with arthritis (not in the knees after the replacement surgeries, but in the spine, ankles, and shoulders). I am also under a doctor's care for depression. Would this be a strong enough defense for a Social Security Disability claim?
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In my opinion, your disabling conditions, in combination, should prevent you from doing your past relevant work and any other kind of work requiring physical exertion. However, if you have experience as a supervisor or an intellect-based occupation your application may be challenged. It is certainly worth your while to apply.