Social security disability insurance (SSDI) is one of the largest federal programs providing assistance to those who are not able to work because they have a disability. SSDI specifically pays benefits to you and even family members if they qualify.
Applying for social security disability can be a confusing process and one of the first steps, determining if you qualify can be rather difficult to understand. There are a number of disabilities and health conditions that could qualify an individual for social security disability. According to the SSA the majority of recipients suffered from musculoskeletal system followed by those who suffered mood disorders.
If you or a loved one is in the process of applying for social security disability, or has been denied benefits, our knowledgeable attorneys can help you fight for the social security benefits that you deserve.
SSDI Health Conditions
In order to determine if you or a loved one is eligible for social security disability benefits, you must first establish if your health condition is considered a disability. The SSA defines disability as the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity due to a physical or mental impairment that is expected to result in death or is expected to last for a continuous period of time no less than 12 months.
The conditions that may apply can be classified into 14 different categories.
- Musculoskeletal System – Spine disorders, amputations, soft tissue injuries
- Senses & Speech – Statutory blindness, loss of speech, hearing loss, visual disorders
- Respiratory Impairments – Asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, sleep-related breathing disorders, and those who have received a lung transplant
- Cardiovascular Disorders – Recurrent arrhythmias, chronic heart failure, those who have received a heart transplant, peripheral arterial disease
- Digestive System Impairments – Chronic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, liver transplant
- Genitourinary Impairments – Chronic renal diseases and Nephrotic syndrome
- Hematological Disorders – Sickle cell disease, chronic anemia, Myelofibrosis, chronic coagulation disorders
- Skin Disorders - Bullous disease, chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes, dermatitis, burns
- Endocrine Disorders – Pituitary gland disorders, thyroid disorders,
- Congenital Impairments – Non-mosaic Down syndrome
- Neurological Impairments – Epilepsy, brain tumors, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy
- Mood Disorders – Schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, autism, substance addictive disorders
- Immune System Disorders – Lupus, systemic sclerosis, immune deficiency disorders, inflammatory arthritis
- Malignant neoplastic disease – Lymphoma, soft tissue tumors, leukemia
These classifications and examples of health conditions that qualify for social security disability are only some examples as there are many others. The criterion for each is also very specific. For example, an individual with cerebral palsy may qualify if they have an IQ below 70, shows abnormal behavior patterns, has significant interference in communication, and show disorganization of motor functions.
Contact our Florida SSDI Attorneys Today
The knowledgeable team of SSDI lawyers at Gordon and Doner can help you or your loved ones determine if they qualify for social security disability insurance and apply for benefits. If you or a loved one have been denied benefits we can help you fight for your right to the compensation you deserve.
Our experienced team of attorneys have more than 180 years of combined legal experience and are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured. We proudly serve the tri-county South Florida area including the following cities:
- Palm Beach Gardens
- Ft. Lauderdale
- Delray Beach
- Boynton Beach
…and many more local towns and cities. Contact us today at 1 (855) 722-2552 to get connected with one of our lawyers . Our steadfast intake staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions.
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