Social Security Disability Insurance provides benefits for injured workers who are hurt and unable to earn a living through work activities. A wide range of injuries are acceptable as disabling conditions as long as they limit an individual’s ability to engage in income-generating career or work activities. Both physical limitations and mental dysfunctions may be eligible, however the disability must be expected to last a year or more and be considered permanent.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Talk to a skilled disability lawyer about filing a claim or appealing a denied claim. Your law firm can provide you with experienced legal guidance and work to get your disability checks coming in as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one is disabled and are thinking about applying, you can find out more about eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits from an experienced legal professional. The SSDI benefits application is available online at the Social Security Administration’s website, however you are encouraged to speak with an attorney before submitting a claim.
Qualifying Disabling Conditions
You may be entitled to receive SSDI benefits if you have any of the following limiting physical or mental conditions:
- Spine injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Heart disease
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
- Loss of vision, hearing, or speech
- Digestive disorders
- Anemia and other blood disorders
- Breathing dysfunction and diseases
- Kidney and liver failure
- Thyroid disease
- Down syndrome
- Immune system disorders
- Neurological disorders
In order to be approved for benefits, you must meet the criteria set forth by the Social Security Administration. Your disability law firm will review all the details of your medical condition as well as your work history to determine if you are eligible for benefits and assess how much monthly income you qualify for. Successful disability law firms understand the urgency in SSDI cases, so you can trust they will do everything possible to get you approved as quickly as possible.