Physical Disorders And Social Security Benefits

Any number of medical conditions can cause severe impairments, limiting your ability to work and make ends meet. Monthly disability benefits and Medicare/Medicaid coverage might be your lifeline if you suffer from a qualifying disability.

While the vast majority of disability claims stem from medical disorders or illnesses, some result from sudden injuries and accidents. For example, severe back or orthopaedic injuries following a car accident can make it difficult for you to sit, stand or move, which in turn may impact your ability to work.

Common Physical Disabilities

The hallmark of a disability, for purposes of Social Security benefits, is that it prevents you from earning enough to support yourself. The condition cannot be temporary; it must be expected to last at least a year.

Common types of physical conditions that can qualify include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Orthopedic injury or disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Vision and hearing loss
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis

Certain psychological disorders can also qualify as disabilities, depending on their severity.

Proving A Disability

Pursuing disability benefits can be challenging. Unless you suffer from a medical condition that is automatically deemed a severe disability, you must prove that your condition is a qualifying disability. This proof typically requires submitting thorough documentation and medical records.

With Burgess & Christensen, you will not have to struggle through the intimidating disability process on your own. Our disability lawyers devote their careers to this nuanced area of law. Just as we have secured benefits for thousands of clients over the course of more than 30 years, we can help you, too, explore your options and pursue the benefits you are entitled to receive.

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To learn more about physical disorders and Social Security benefits, call our office at 770-422-8111. You can also contact us online. We offer free case evaluations for prospective clients. Based in Marietta, our disability attorneys handle cases across Georgia.