In a Social Security Disability or SSI claim what is meant by the transferability of work skills?

Social Security tries to determine if work skills learned in one job can be transferred to another job. This is only an issue if the work you did in the 15 years before you became disabled was semi-skilled or skilled work. When all your prior work was unskilled this is not an issue. For skills to be transferable this will depend largely on the similarity of the occupationally significant work activities among different jobs. The older you are and less skilled you are the less likely it is that Social Security will find that you have transferable skills.

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