Two Things You Can Do To Support Your Degenerative Disc Claim With Evidence of Your Disability.

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When it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits, here’s something you need to know. Social Security disability examiners see a whole lot of “bad back” (degenerative disc disease) impairment claims. And they deny most of them. Does that mean that you can’t win disability benefits if your impairment is a degenerative disc disease? No. But it does mean … Read More

What Evidence Do You Need to Back Up Your Bad Back Claim for Disability Benefits?

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Oh, my aching back! When it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) benefits, “back problems,” “back pain,” or a “bad back” is one the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) hears all the time. Which is why, if you can’t work because of a back problem and you are applying for SSDI benefits, you will have to support your application with … Read More

Am I Disabled if I have Chronic Pain?

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We all experience pain now and again. But can pain be a disability for purposes of Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI”)? It can, if it meets the medical and evidentiary requirements for “disabled” as defined by the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). Pain and Disability Benefits. To qualify for SSDI benefits, in addition to meeting the necessary work requirements, you … Read More

Back Pain and Social Security Disability

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Back Pain and SS Disability By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C.   While back pain can be very limiting, I can assure you as a disability attorney in Jefferson City, MO, that a little back pain is not enough to qualify for social security disability. Indeed, proving disability related solely to back pain is not an easy task. … Read More