Is disabled the same as disability?
Disability and Disabled generally describe functional limitations. Calling a person disabled is almost always considered correct. A disability is broadly defined as a condition or function judged to be significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of an individual or group.
What does disabled mean legally?
The law defines disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.