There are numerous qualification requirements for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits. This includes having a condition that causes total and permanent disability. The government will not approve applications for partial or temporary disabilities. In addition, your disability must make it impossible to do any type of work, not just your current vocation. But one of the most important aspects of your claim will be having a disability that is on the government's approved list of qualifying conditions.
Qualifying Social Security Disability Impairments
The following are some of the most common qualifying conditions for SSD and SSI. However, it is important to note that the seriousness of the condition will be taken into account, and concrete medical proof of the disability must be presented (especially in the case of psychological impairments.)
- Back and spine injuries
- Loss of limb
- Hearing loss
- Psychological impairments
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Depression and anxiety
- Multiple sclerosis
- Heart diseases
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Terminal illnesses
My Disability Is Not Included On The Government List. Now What?
The list of qualifying conditions maintained by the government is not all inclusive. There are other conditions not on the list, which may be approved pending the right evidence. However, obtaining approval for disabilities not on the government's list is complex and not guaranteed. While it is important for everyone to enlist the help of an attorney during the SSD/SSI appeals process, if you have a nonqualifying condition, it is vital to seek legal help after being denied.
Contact Our Law Firm To Learn More About Your Legal Options
At The Law Offices of Daniel L. Crandall & Associates, we have helped hundreds of clients obtain the disability benefits they need and deserve. Our lawyers have an in-depth knowledge of qualifying SSD medical conditions and understand what evidence is needed in order for each claim to be successful. We are here to be your legal advocates and to fight for your right to benefits for your disability.
If your SSD or SSI application has been denied due to an ineligible condition or any other reason, contact our law firm in Roanoke, Virginia, at 540-342-2000. We can help assess your situation and provide guidance on moving forward to an appeal.
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