Does Your Injury Qualify For SSD Benefits?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a long list of conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. The SSA designed benefits programs to provide for individuals unable to work or participate in other gainful work. This may include school or other activities. A separate, but similar list exists for children.

The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser has 10 years of experience in SSD claims. Ask us how we can help you get the support payments you need.

Medical Conditions Currently Covered By SSD

When evaluating your SSD claim, the SSA evaluates the severity of your condition. Generally, they are looking for a chronic, debilitating condition that lasts or will last at least one full calendar year. In addition to their guidelines, there is a list of conditions called the listing of medical impairments or the Blue Book. Conditions on the list are frequently approved for benefits. They include:

  • Chronic issues with organs or muscular or skeletal structures like multiple sclerosis (MS), severe lung and heart disease or severe rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diagnosis of non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, cancer or Lupus
  • Brain damage or mental illness that prevents normal functioning
  • Severe or progressive immune disorders including AIDS/HIV

It is important to note; your illness may qualify for SSD without being on the Blue Book. If that is the case, it is typical for the SSA to initially deny your claim. Our lawyers regularly work with claim appeals and achieve successful results.

Attorneys Who Care About Your Needs Now And In The Future

At The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser in Knoxville, we work hard to ensure that individuals and families across the region obtain the SSD benefits they deserve. Contact us at (865) 584-1211 for more information on how we can help you.

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