Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) provides benefits for workers who have become disabled and are not able to work. The idea is to provide an income to these workers through a steady stream of payments. In order to get SSDI you have to meet certain criteria and apply for the benefits. Many times the Social Security Administration (SSA) denies claims, and workers have to seek reconsideration or pursue an appeal. In order to have the best shot at getting your claim approved it is beneficial to understand what the SSA looks for and what conditions will qualify you for SSDI.
The SSA has a list of impairments that will qualify you for SSDI, provided you meet other eligibility requirements. Some of the conditions on the list are:
- Bone and joint disorders.
- Loss of sight or loss of hearing.
- Asthmas and cystic fibrosis.
- Chronic heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions.
- Blood disorders.
- Neurological impairments.
- Mental disorders.
- Compromises in immune system functions, such as AIDS, HIV, and lupus.
The list of disorders is different for children than it is for adults and just because your condition is not on the list, that does not mean you will not qualify for SSDI. If you are unable to perform significant work tasks due to an illness or condition not listed above, let us take a look at your case to determine if you qualify for SSDI benefits. In addition to SSDI, you may also be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). When these two benefits are combined, the monthly payment can be enough to cover basic living expenses. You will need to follow the proper procedures and fill out the necessary forms for SSDI and this includes providing evidence of your disability. The evidence most frequently presented includes doctor’s notes and diagnosis, X-Rays, MRI’s and CAT scans, and a prognosis from a physician regarding your ability to work. We have experience helping people get the benefits they need to support themselves and can help you too!
If you have questions about social security disability benefits and how to qualify, call an experienced attorney for help. Contact us online today for more information. We can also be reached at 855-727-6353.