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Conditions that Qualify for Disability Benefits

Almost everyone who’s been told that they have an ongoing condition asked the question of whether or not they qualify for disability benefits. Throughout most of an adult’s life, SSDI seems like this safety net that will come into play whenever you need it. Unfortunately, in Milwaukee and throughout the rest of the nation, SSDI benefits are not as accessible as they seem. If your condition doesn’t keep you out of work for at least a year or severely diminishes your ability to contribute, you may not qualify for disability benefits. To find out if you’re eligible, you should contact our Milwaukee SSDI attorneys today.

Fortunately, the Social Security disability office has observed the struggles over the last few years and started providing information without conditions that may qualify for disability benefits. Of course, it’s always best to talk through your condition with your doctor and an attorney that specializes in SSDI applications.

What Counts as a Disabling Condition?

A disabling condition is a very small grey area between a condition that is not severe enough to qualify you for lifelong Social Security insurance benefits but is severe enough to qualify you for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security office does have an impairment listing manual, which is often referred to as the Blue Book. It is about as easy to understand as you might imagine in that it does not offer very many concrete answers and addresses hundreds of different possible conditions.

Ultimately a disabling condition is an ongoing condition that will likely keep you out of work for at least a year. However, the ultimate goal is to get you to return to work. There may be the opportunity to explore vocational rehabilitation or other ways for you to enter the workforce again after the initial adjustment to living with your condition.

Major Dysfunction of Joints

Joint conditions can arise at any point in time in a person’s life, and it can affect a person’s hips, needs, ankles, shoulders, wrists, and elbows. Joint conditions can result from stress injuries such as arthritis and carpal tunnel. However, when you’re looking at major dysfunction of joints, you’re likely evaluating a genetic defect such as a hereditary condition, infection, or cancer.

Sensory and Speech Issues

Sensory and speech issues can qualify both children and adults for SSDI. For example, within the blue book, it is possible that someone with a visual feel deficiency of 20% or less may qualify for SSDI. Additionally, it’s possible for someone only hearing loss to obtain SSDI. The primary element to consider with the sensory and speech problems is that the Social Security Disability office expects needs adults to return to work after the initial adjustment period.

For example, when it comes to hearing loss, the conditions are applicable for SSDI with the use of a cochlear implant. Additionally, conditions relating to vision all refer to the vision in the best eye after the best correction. Meaning that if you’ve suffered vision loss, but laser surgery is an option, and that surgery will offer the best correction, it’s the option you need to take to apply for SSDI with a qualifying condition.

Congenital Disorders which Affect Multiple Body Systems

The most commonly cited congenital disorder, which can affect multiple body systems, is Down Syndrome. But Down syndrome doesn’t inherently permit someone to apply and stay on disability. In fact, most people living with Down syndrome are expected to work full time and thrive.

However, very specific forms of Down syndrome and additional congenital disorders can qualify for disability. These are disorders or conditions which may very an impairment can force the person with the condition to adjust to a new lifestyle or medication at various points in their lives. The difference here is that these non-mosaic forms of Down syndrome can impact different body systems over the years.

Learn About Disabling Conditions with A Milwaukee SSDI Attorney

Few consider the benefits of hiring an SSDI attorney. Working within attorney during the application process it can help you get ahead of predictable obstacles. Through the application process, the SSDI attorney well ensure that your application is as complete and accurate as possible. They’ll do this by looking through and asking you very specific questions about your medical records and your condition.

Although it seems like a difficult task, it is possible to obtain SSDI benefits for disabling conditions. But to do that, you’ll need to make sure that you can check all the boxes in that you have all the information necessary for a favorable determination with the SSDI office. To start working with an attorney, contact Tabak Law in Milwaukee.

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