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Disabilities That Qualify For SSD Benefits

Our attorneys are familiar with the government's strict definition

We understand how devastating it can be when you realize you cannot work due to a disability. How can you support your family? How can you pay for your medical bills? For many people, the best option is to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSD).

However, applying for SSD benefits can be a challenging process, and that's partly because the system uses such a strict definition of disability. That's why you need an experienced attorney's help. Attorney Steven M. Recht has been helping disabled people for decades. We're dedicated to serving Weirton families in need, and we'll be happy to help you get the benefits you need.

What does Social Security pay for?

Social Security pays only for total disability, which means your claim involving a partial or short-term disability will be denied. Under Social Security's definition of "disability," you cannot do the work you did before your condition; you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition; and your disability has lasted at least a year - or is expected to last at least a year or result in death.

Social Security has a listing of impairments that are considered severe enough from preventing an individual from doing any gainful activity. Some of the types of disabilities that may qualify an individual for SSD benefits include:

  • Amputation or loss of limb
  • Arthritis
  • Back injuries and back pain
  • Blood disease
  • Brain injury
  • Breathing disabilities
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive system disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hearing disabilities
  • Heart disease
  • Hip replacement
  • HIV
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Lupus
  • Mental health disorders
  • Motor function problems
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Narcolepsy
  • Speech disabilities
  • Vision or sight disorders

While this is a fairly comprehensive list, it is not exhaustive. Depending on the circumstances of your injury or disability, you may still be able to qualify for SSD benefits even if your disability is not listed here. That's why you need an experienced attorney to make your case. That's why you need Recht Law Offices.

If you're unable to work, we will work hard for you. Reach out to Recht Law today. Call 1-800-487-8546 to schedule a free case evaluation.