If you have suffered a severe injury that has kept you from working, you might be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Mental or physical impairments that prevent you from engaging in gainful activity for at least 12 months often meet the Social Security Administration's (SSA) definition of a disability.
SSDI Eligible Disabilities
- Back & Joint Issues: kike muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy
- Chronic Health Issues: such as migraines and fatigue
- Mental Health & Behavioral Disorders: includes personality disorders, anxiety, autism, and schizophrenia
- Digestive Issues: kike cirrhosis or diverticulosis
- Immune System Issues: such as lupus or inflammatory arthritis
- Skin Disorders: this includes dermatitis, chronic skin infections, and bullous disease
- Endocrine System Disorders: such as thyroid and pituitary gland issues
- Respiratory System Issues: individuals with the flu or emphysema are sometimes eligible for SSDI benefits
- Neurological Disorders: like muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy
- Cardiovascular Ailments: this category includes heart disease, high blood pressure, heart failure, and people who have undergone a heart transplant
There are many other disabilities not on our list that might qualify for SSDI benefits. However, it is important to note that just because you have a disability does not automatically guarantee you will receive benefits. In fact, the SSA uses stringent criteria to judge the validity of a disability claim. This criteria can sometimes disqualify your disability claim. For example, individuals with the neurological disorder cerebral palsy must have a certain IQ or be able to demonstrate significant issues with their motor functions before they can receive SSDI benefits.
We Are Here to Help
You should speak with an attorney as soon as possible if you have a disability that might qualify for SSDI. An experienced lawyer can determine a strategy for filing that fits your circumstances and helps make sure your chances of receiving benefits are protected. At the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr., we don’t waste any time helping with your claim and we have successfully represented hundreds of clients.
Call (508) 926-8833 today, or contact our Social Security disability attorney for your free case evaluation.