The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they are thinking about filing for benefits is whether they are eligible. Your medical condition, as well as your age, education, and work experience are considered in determining disability. The Social Security Act defines disability as the “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment(s) which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.” That definition is not easy to understand or apply.
We have helped claimants with depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, auto-immune disorders, back injuries, arthritis, broken bones, loss of vision, loss of hearing, severe skin disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, cancer, lupus, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, hepatitis C, liver disorder, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, heart disease, asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, emphysema, mental illness, bipolar disorder, foot problems, knee problems, hip problems, migraine headaches, muscular dystrophy, obesity, congestive heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease, seizures, panic disorder, and many other conditions. Each Social Security disability claimant deserves to have all of his or her medical conditions considered.
If you are wondering if you meet the eligibility requirements for Social Security disability, be sure to contact us today so that we can get started on helping you win your Social Security Disability benefits. You can do this by filling out the form to your right or by calling us toll-free at 1-866-425-5347.