Qualifying for disability assistance should be a straightforward process, but more often than not, filing claims can be anything but simple. From the stress of providing numerous documents to going through hearings and the waiting time between these acts, it can take a long time to know whether you qualify. For many, the time needed to invest in this process may scare them off from seeking compensation, but before you give up, know that if you suffer from the following conditions, you may have a stronger case!
Musculoskeletal System Impairments
While this is a catchall phrase, musculoskeletal system issues typically include conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, and carpal tunnel. Nothing about these conditions is painless, let alone even remotely easy to deal with daily, so why should you suffer?
Musculoskeletal conditions can make even the simplest of tasks incredibly painful, and when it comes to employment, make everyday tasks not worth the pain you will suffer. These conditions are common, so know that precedent likely exists for your existing condition and can make filing a claim for disability easier.
Mental / Mood Disorders
Often disabilities are associated with physical impairments that many can visualize but can often push those that suffer from mental disorders to the side. While some mood disorders are not entirely visible in the same way other conditions are, the impacts they can have on an individual are quite visible. If you have schizophrenia, severe anxiety, eating disorders, or even bipolar disorder, this can make getting out of bed difficult, let alone trying to work.
Mental disorders can be difficult to gauge when some days are worse than others, as these conditions can come in waves and exist on a spectrum. Our mental health crisis in this country can make it difficult for others to recognize your disorder correctly, but know that if you suffer from severe mental health issues, you are not alone and can qualify for social security disability.
While we know how stressful dealing with cancer or seeing a loved one go through treatment can be difficult, know that you can seek compensation for this impairment. While it can feel unfair, know that when applying for disability, with any condition, you need to prove the severity of the condition and the impact it has on your ability to work.
Many forms of cancer can impair movement, cause pain, and require medical equipment to treat, making it difficult to work. Don’t give up, and know that your claim is worth fighting for to cover medical costs.
Whether you suffered from a slip and fall, car accident, or assault, the road to recovery from physical injuries is a lengthy process. While bruises may disappear, damage to connective tissues and bones might never disappear. A broken never quite heals the same, and those of us who have broken a bone knows that feeling all too well.
Depending on the severity of your injury, if you have to continue with physical therapy and have mobility issues that make it difficult to work, you will have a strong case for filing a disability claim. You’re not alone, so you don’t have to tough it out alone.
Irregularities with your heart, such as an enlarged valve, can make it difficult to perform tasks more than qualify you for disability. Heart conditions are not always severe, and while scary, some heart conditions can resolve relatively quickly with time. However, heart problems resulting from stroke or heart disease that lead to failure will not resolve quickly. These conditions can take up a lot of medical resources to treat, making it difficult for everyday life. Know that you can have either congenital or acquired.heart conditions, and still qualify for disability.
Should you be concerned if your condition was not listed above? Not at all. While these conditions are common impairments many suffer from, that does not make your issues any less real. If your disabling condition makes life difficult, know that we want to help fight for you.
If you think you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits, we encourage you to contact our experienced Social Security lawyers today.