Do You Meet the Criteria for Social Security Disability Benefits?
You know you can’t work, but that alone doesn’t mean you’ll meet the criteria necessary to win Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is a large government agency that uses complex criteria to decide whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. To win disability benefits, you must meet the criteria of “disabled” as outlined in SSA’s guidelines.
The hardest part of winning Social Security Disability benefits is proving to the SSA that you meet the eligibility requirements to be considered “disabled.”
At Morgan, Collins and Yeast, our Paducah disability attorneys are happy to talk to you, free of charge, about your disability case. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.
How Do You Know If You Meet the SSA’s Criteria?
According to the SSA’s criteria, you’re eligible for disability benefits if your medical condition or injury is expected to keep you from working for at least 12 months. Your condition can be a physical condition, a mental condition or a combination of problems.
In general, the SSA considers you disabled if:
- You can’t do work that you did before;
- You’re unable to adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.
To determine whether or not you’re disabled, the SSA will use a complicated process. The disability attorneys at Morgan, Collins and Yeast understand the SSA’s process and are here to help you no matter where you are in the process.
Does Your Medical Condition Meet the Criteria for Disability Benefits?
Just about any medical condition that keeps you from working may qualify for disability benefits. Here’s just a partial list of common medical conditions that qualify for benefits:
- Chronic Pain
- Heart Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hepatitis C
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Spinal Injuries / Back Pain
- Lung Disease
- Bipolar Disorder
If you don’t see your medical condition on this list, just call us. When you bring your disability claim to Morgan, Collins and Yeast, we’re always available to meet with you in person to discuss your claim. We want to get a better understanding of your medical condition and your particular situation.
Call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION of your case. Let Morgan, Collins and Yeast’s Kentucky Courage and experience with disability cases make a difference in your case!
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