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Our law firm is 100 percent committed to getting the best possible results for our clients, and we want to help you navigate the SSD benefits application process. So don’t put your compensation at risk—let our friendly legal staff work for you today. Just dial 615-244-4325 or fill out a free initial consultation form.

Qualifying Ailments

The SSA has a Listing of Impairments they consider disabling conditions. These conditions can include, but are not limited to:

  • anxiety disorders,
  • arthritis and joint damage,
  • asthma,
  • back injuries,
  • blindness or deafness,
  • breathing problems,
  • cancer,
  • chronic heart disease,
  • extreme psoriasis involving hands and feet,
  • HIV,
  • immune system disorders,
  • lupus,
  • mental disorders,
  • multiple sclerosis,
  • neurological disorders,
  • obesity,
  • rheumatoid arthritis,
  • seizures despite the use of medication,
  • and other severe medical conditions.

If you suffer from one of these conditions, or your condition no longer allows you to work, speak with our Social Security Disability lawyers today. We can help you determine whether or not your condition may be considered disabling by the SSA.

If I Have a Qualifying Ailment, Can I Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

Being diagnosed with a qualifying ailment is only part of the requirement for securing Social Security Disability benefits. Your application for SSD benefits may be denied if the SSA believes your condition is not disabling or severe enough to prevent you from working. Qualifying ailments are simply ones which the SSA has determined to have a high likelihood of being disabling.

To qualify as being disabled by the Social Security Administration, you must meet the following conditions:

  • You are not working.
  • You cannot perform the work you used to do because of your condition.
  • Your condition prevents you from performing any other type of work.
  • Your condition is expected to persist for at least one year, or to result in death.

You may be able to qualify for SSD benefits even if you haven’t been diagnosed with a qualifying ailment if you are able to prove that you have a medical condition that qualifies as disabling.

Blindness as a Disability

Individuals who are fully blind or who have severe vision problems that prevent them from working may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Special allowances are in place for blind individuals applying for SSD.

  • You may be blind and working, and still receive SSD benefits, as long as your earnings do not exceed a certain amount.
  • If you are blind and working, and not receiving SSD benefits, but plan to apply for SSD benefits in the future, you may apply for a “disability freeze.” This allows you to exclude the years you may have earned a lower salary due to your blindness when your benefit amount is calculated. Because your benefit amount is calculated based on your average lifetime earnings, by excluding the lower-earning years, your benefit amount will be higher.

Contact an SSD lawyer at Ponce Law to discuss your options if you are blind and wish to apply for SSD benefits.

The Compassionate Allowances Initiative

The SSA’s Compassionate Allowances initiative allows SSD applicants with severe medical conditions to receive expedited claims processing. In many cases, this can mean people who qualify for the program can begin receiving benefits in weeks rather than in months or years.

To find out if your condition qualifies you for expedited processing, visit the SSA’s List of Compassionate Allowances Conditions, or contact us to speak with our experienced SSD attorneys.

Children with Disabilities

Although children have not worked while paying into the Social Security system and have not earned work credits, they may still qualify to receive SSD benefits as a beneficiary of a parent who has earned work credits. To do so, the child must be under the age of 18 and have a disabling condition, and the parent must be deceased, collecting retirement, or collecting disability.

Get Help Today

At Ponce Law, it’s our goal to ensure everyone gets justice. So whether you’re applying for SSD benefits or you’ve been denied and you’re facing an appeal, we want to help you get the benefits you’re owed. Our law firm has been helping injured clients for more than 25 years—now let our experience work for you.

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