SSD Benefits and Multiple Health Conditions
To determine whether you are eligible for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration uses a listing of impairments that are considered severe enough to prevent you from working. However, just because your condition is not considered severe enough under one of the listed impairments does not mean that you are automatically ineligible. If you have multiple impairments, those impairments in combination may make you eligible for disability benefits.
At Ross, Quinn and Ploppert, our lawyers have the experience required to help you successfully obtain disability benefits if you have multiple impairments. We represent people throughout Pennsylvania and Florida. Contact us to talk to an experienced and compassionate attorney about your case.
When Are Multiple Impairments Considered a Disability?
It’s not unusual to suffer from more than one impairment. The combined effect of those impairments may prevent you from doing any work, including your previous job or any other job.
Here is an example:
Suppose you have heart disease and diabetes. The heart disease results in fatigue, but not to the degree that you are considered disabled. However, if your diabetes is not completely controlled, you may also suffer from lethargy and dizziness due to sudden elevations in your blood sugar levels. In combination, the two illnesses make it impossible for you to work five days a week.
Physical impairments may be combined with mental impairments. Suppose you unable to work due to chronic back pain. Your inability to work and support your family may lead to depression. While neither condition may be considered a disability in itself, in combination your two impairments may prevent you from engaging in a substantial gainful activity.
Our lawyers can help you through the challenging process of proving to the Social Security Administration that your combined impairments are a disability. We can also guide you through the appeals process if your disability claim has been denied.
Contact Our SSDI Benefits Lawyers
Our attorneys will be happy to answer your questions about SSD benefits and multiple health conditions during a free initial consultation. Contact us to discuss your case.
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