Physical Disabilities and SSD
A disability is anything that prevents a person from engaging in a substantial gainful activity. In other words, if you are unable to work and earn an income because of an injury or illness, it is considered a disability by the Social Security Administration. The disability must last for a year or more and prevent a person from doing any work, including his or her previous job or any other job.
People of any age can be eligible for Social Security. Young people with children, middle-aged people and people who are approaching regular Social Security age can all get benefits if they suffer from a disability. Unfortunately, getting these benefits is not easy. In fact, it is one of the most complex areas of the law. The attorneys of Ross, Quinn and Ploppert have the experience required to navigate through the system and help you get the benefits you are entitled to.
A wide range of physical disabilities, impairments and conditions can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits, including:
- Back injuries: Debilitating back pain often results from lifting injuries.
- Repetitive stress injuries: Performing the same motions over time can lead to wearing out parts of your body such as your shoulder or your wrist.
- Heart disease: Heart disease can make it impossible to do your job.
- Diabetes: Diabetes is an increasing cause of disability in the United States.
- Multiple health conditions: In many cases, it is not one medical condition but several that lead to disability.
- Other qualifying conditions: Many conditions may be considered disabilities.