Major Medical Disabilities
Most major medical disabilities qualify you for Social Security disability
benefits, as long as you meet all other eligibility requirements. Major
medical disabilities are generally defined as illnesses,
injuries, and conditions that do not heal in 12 months or which are expected to
result in the patient’s death.
Some examples of major medical disabilities include:
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Blood disorders
- Mental disorders
- Intellectual disabilities
- Ulcerative colitis
- Liver disease
- Kidney failure
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological conditions
When to Apply for Social Security Disability
We recommend that you apply as soon as you feel you are unable to work—even
the next day after you stop. If you wait, you are simply delaying the
process and even losing out on potential benefits. Each month you wait
is one less month of payments you could receive.
Even though there is no guarantee of winning your case if you do apply,
there is one guarantee: If you don’t apply, you will never get benefits!
Your Options when Experiencing a Disability
For people experiencing a disability, Social Security has a program in
place to help ensure that you still have enough money to live your life.
There are two programs under which people receive disability benefits through
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI): The first program is the Social Security disability insurance program.
Under this program, you and some family members are eligible to receive
benefits as long as you worked long enough and paid into the system. Also,
your adult child may qualify for benefits on your earning record as well
if they have a disability that started before the age of 22.
Supplemental Security Income: The second program is the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). Through
this program, Social Security benefits to both disabled adults and children
with limited income and resources.
Requirements for Receiving Disability Benefits
The eligibility requirements and application process for SSDI and SSI benefits
differ somewhat. However, no matter which program you apply for, you will
need to provide information about your medical condition, your work history,
and your education history to help determine whether you are eligible
for the benefits. Our Philadelphia Social Security disability lawyers can help.
Medical Conditions for SSD Benefits
Depending on the medical condition that you are facing that prevents you
from working, you may be eligible for disability benefits under Social
Security disability insurance. If you have a mental or physical disability
that prevents you from working, our legal team can help you navigate the
complex process. Before you apply for benefits, we can advise you on the
requirements and the type of medical conditions that make you eligible
for disability benefits.
The Social Security Administration has a list of impairments that are recognized
as causing a disability when they reach a specific medical point. Your
condition, however, does not need to be listed in order to qualify for benefits.
Below is a list of some disability benefits that may qualify you for benefits:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Bipolar disorder
- Cardiac/heart attack
- Cerebral palsy
- Graves’ disease
- Lyme disease
The above list is not exhaustive. You should be aware of the type of medical
conditions that can result in benefits through SSDI. Determining whether
you qualify for benefits may seem like a difficult task, but our firm
is available to help you through the application process.
Take the Quick Social Security Disability Quiz
If you answer yes to these questions, you may be eligible for valuable
monthly disability income:
- Are you unable to work now due to a serious medical condition?
- Are you being treated by a doctor?
- Have you had tests proving that you have this medical condition?
- Have you worked enough and paid into Social Security?
- Do you have low income with few assets?
If you answered yes, you may be eligible for valuable monthly Social Security
disability income and medical insurance—and we can help you get it!
Simplifying the Process
As the process can be a bit confusing at times, it can be beneficial for
you to have an experienced attorney by your side. You have the option
to appoint a licensed attorney to represent you in all your business contacts
with Social Security.
At Ruch & Shipon, P.C., our Philadelphia Social
Security disability lawyers offer nationwide client services. Although
our offices are located in Northeast Philadelphia, North Philadelphia,
and Cherry Hill New Jersey, you never need to leave home to receive our
firm’s help! Our goal is to help clients in the most simple and
convenient manner possible. For that reason, we offer complimentary phone
and webcam consultations. After the case evaluation, we can determine
which route to pursue.
Along your journey, we can help by strengthening your claim and fighting
for your rights. Our team of SSDI attorneys can represent you in court
and can draft the necessary paperwork on your behalf. During each step,
we are available to resolve the legal issues you are facing.
Contact our office online today or call us at
(215) 515-5788 for help with your disability or injury case.