Which Conditions Are Eligible For Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration recognizes dozens of medical conditions, both physical ailments and mental impairments, as disabling. However, if you are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, you must meet specific medical criteria and demonstrate why your condition prevents you from working.

Skibiel Law in Jonesboro, Georgia, helps disability applicants meet the high burden of proof to win SSDI benefits. Our SSD lawyer welcomes individuals throughout Metro Atlanta, whatever your disability or disabilities may be. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Determining Your Eligibility For Benefits

Social Security Disability pays monthly income benefits to eligible persons. The amount of your benefits is based on how much you paid into the Social Security system through payroll deductions, subject to a maximum benefit.

You may be eligible to apply for SSDI benefits if:

  • You are unable to find or sustain work because of your disability.
  • You have been or expect to be out of work for 12 months.
  • You have earned sufficient work credits in the last five years.

You may qualify for SSDI if you meet the stringent medical criteria of a listed impairment, or if you have multiple impairments that inhibit your ability to work. Claimants over the age of 50 and claimants with limited education also get special consideration because of their diminished employment prospects.

Our disability attorney will help you determine if you are eligible and how to present your claim in the most favorable light. We will help you in the initial application process, and we will represent you at your ALJ hearing if your claim is denied.

Qualifying Impairments Under Social Security Disability

You do not have to be bedridden to receive Social Security Disability benefits, but you must file under one of the SSA’s listed categories of impairments, such as:

  • Mental health impairments, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or schizophrenia
  • Mental impairments, including traumatic brain injury or learning disabilities
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Orthopedic injuries (broken bones)
  • Arthritis and degeneration of joints
  • Crohn’s disease and colitis
  • Lung problems, including asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia or lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Migraines
  • Leukemia or cancer
  • Complex regional pain syndrome/RSD
  • Congestive heart failure or ischemic heart disease
  • Complications of stroke
  • Liver disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Vision and hearing impairments

Diligent Advocacy For Disabled Individuals

There is little margin for error in the complex Social Security Disability system. Put your best forward by hiring a law firm with a history of effective representation on behalf of the injured and disabled.

To discuss your denied claim or the definition of disability and impairments, call us locally at 770-872-4329 or toll-free at 877-874-6650 for a free consultation, or email us.

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-Royce – Fayetteville, Georgia – Work Injury

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– Derry – Riverdale, Georgia – Work Injury

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When my adjuster refused to pay for lost wages and for prescriptions, I felt the need to hire an attorney. After a brief consultation, I hired Mark. Within days, I saw results in my case. Everything that happened in my case went exactly as he told me it would happen in our initial consultation. When we went to the hearing, it seemed very one-sided and we won “hands down.” From start to finish, my case lasted less than nine months. My lost wages were recovered, and a sizeable settlement as well. Kudos Mark.

– Ronald – Stockbridge, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark explained, in detail, how the law would apply to my case and assured me it would take some time for me to accomplish my goal. During my case Mark and his staff kept my wife and me informed and updated. Every time my wife or I called Mark’s office we were able to get a response from either him or his staff. When we settled my case, it was more than I ever expected. Mark and his staff were professional in handling my claim. My experience with Mark and his office was wonderful!

– Timmy A.
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