One of the most common questions people may ask their social security disability attorney is, “What conditions qualify for disability insurance (ssdi) or supplemental income?”
This is an important question, but answering it isn’t always straightforward. The process of qualifying for ssdi or supplemental security is complex. It is less about what condition you have and more about what we call a ‘whole-body’ approach. There is not a listing of impairments that automatically qualify for disability benefits.
The Social Security Program’s definition is, “any condition that is severe enough to prevent you from working for 12 months or more may be considered a qualifying disability.” We don’t look at an individual diagnosis or condition. Our job as your disability attorney is to evaluate the overall impact your medical conditions make on your everyday life.
For example, someone with a chronic heart condition such as coronary artery disease. They are no more likely to qualify for social security disability insurance than someone with rheumatoid arthritis. Each individual is unique. The medical evidence and the degree to which they suffer or are impacted by their medical conditions is different.
Another common misconception is that to qualify for disability, your medical conditions have to be physical in nature. This is not true. Clients suffering from severe mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD may qualify for social security disability benefits.
Of course, many clients with sustained medical problems have a combination of physical and mental conditions. This is why it’s important to work with a disability attorney. An experienced disability lawyer can evaluate your medical history and help you craft the best possible claim.
No matter what kind of medical condition is preventing you from working, we advise everyone to work with a disability claims expert. Our disability insurance lawyers can represent you and give you honest feedback on how likely your disability claim will be successful. While no one can guarantee results, a disability attorney can often provide you with a free consultation. This free consultation can help you avoid making mistakes that could cost you time and money.
If your medical problems interfere with your ability to work, you should contact a disability attorney at Collins Price today.