Social Security Disability (SSD) is a benefit that is paid to individuals who are unable to work because of a physical or mental disability.
To qualify for SSD, an individual must have a physical or mental condition that:
- is expected to last at least one year or result in death, and
- prevents the individual from doing any “substantial gainful activity” (SGA).
“Substantial gainful activity” is defined as work that earns more than a certain amount of money per month. The SSA uses different thresholds for different types of disabilities. For example, the SGA threshold for blindness is lower than the SGA threshold for other types of disabilities.
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What Medical Conditions Qualify for SSD?
There are many different medical conditions that can qualify an individual for SSD benefits. Some common examples include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Chronic heart failure
- Crohn’s disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Kidney disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Parkinson’s disease
This is not an exhaustive list, and there are many other conditions that may qualify an individual for SSD benefits. If you are unsure whether your condition qualifies, we can help you explore your options.
Our experienced Social Security Disability attorneys can help you navigate the SSD claims process. We understand how overwhelming and confusing this process can be, and we will do everything we can to make it as smooth as possible for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you get the benefits you deserve.
Is Filing for SSD Hard?
No one wants to have to file for SSD, but sometimes circumstances are beyond our control. An injury or illness can make it impossible to work and provide for ourselves and our families. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t despair. The process of filing for SSD benefits doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a pretty straightforward process for applying for benefits. You can do it online, over the phone, or in person at your local SSA office. The most important thing is to make sure that you have all the necessary paperwork and documentation before you start the application process.
If you’re not sure what kind of information you need, our law firm can work with you to get everything in order. We know the ins and outs of SSD law, and we can help you navigate the process from start to finish. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Is Hiring an SSD Lawyer Right for Me?
There is no law that says you have to hire a lawyer to help you with your SSD claim, but it is certainly in your best interest to do so. The SSD claims process is complicated, and it can be difficult to get the benefits you need without professional help.
An experienced SSD lawyer will know how to build a strong case for your claim and ensure that you have all the necessary documentation. He or she will also be familiar with the appeals process in case your claim is denied. In short, hiring a lawyer gives you the best chance of getting the benefits you need to support yourself and your family.
If you’re ready to take the next step, we’re here to help.