total disability

total disability
to·tal disability n: a degree of disability considered sufficient (as according to statute or in an insurance policy) to make one unable to engage in gainful work

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

total disability
n.
A person’s inability, due to physical or mental affliction, to perform any work that he or she is qualified to do and that is available in the community.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


total disability
n. As interpreted in the insurance industry, the inability of a person to perform the needed duties of the occupation for which he is qualified by training or experience. Total helplessness or absolute physical disability is not requisite for being classified as totally disabled.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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