What are disability rights? Well, I have represented clients in one form or another, who either have filed for disability from a private pension system, or who have filed for social security disability benefits. These cases can be very different, but specific knowledge about the process is absolutely essential. Private pension or disability policies are all contractually driven; in other words, what does your policy say? Social Security disability is all about what the Social Security Administration and the Federal Government, has to say about defining "disability" and then properly calculating the monthly payment.