When you become incapacitated, and are unable to continue earning a living, your financial situation can become grim. An illness or injury, coupled with a loss of income, can leave you feeling helpless. Fortunately, social security disability (SSD) benefits are available for those who qualify, and can help offset some of the economic burden. That way, you can focus your energy and efforts on healing rather than fending off bill collectors.
In excess of 10 million people were receiving SSD payments at the end of 2013 and, although the number seems high, not every disability will qualify. The Social Security Administration offers a Listing of Impairments they use as a guide to help them assess whether or not to grant an applicant’s benefits request. The SSA has separated the list into sections that are long, tedious and cumbersome to read. So, here is a snapshot of the most common injury and illness categories historically approved by the SSA.
- Skin Disorders: Includes hereditary, acquired and congenital skin disorders, such as bullous diseases, burns and chronic infections.
- Respiratory System: Cystic fibrosis, asthma, and related illnesses and diseases fall under this category.
- Cardiovascular System: This category includes artery and heart diseases, and the complete range of circulatory system disorders.
- Musculoskeletal System: Spine injuries, tissue damage, limb amputations, and fractures.
- Digestive System: Malnutrition, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
- Special Senses and Speech: Speech, vision and hearing.
The above-referenced conditions are just a small sample of those that potentially qualify an applicant for SSD benefits. For a free evaluation, and to determine whether or not you have a qualifying condition, please contact us today. Allow the professional team at D’Agostino & Associates go to work for you, and help get you the social security disability benefits you deserve.