A physical disability can complicate a person’s life in many ways. Homes may need modifications, the newly disabled person may need assistance to complete basic, day-to-day tasks, and the disability may result in an inability to work. Losing your employment can be a tremendous set-back, not only to your financial stability but also to your health because the medical treatment, rehabilitation and other related costs of a disability can be difficult to afford without employment or other financial assistance.
Fortunately, there are Social Security disability benefits for injuries and physical disabilities. These benefits can help replace a portion of a person’s lost income due to inability to work, but the benefits must be applied for; they are not automatic. Unfortunately, the process of applying for disability benefits can be long and complicated. Newly disabled individuals are advised to begin the process as soon as possible to have the best chance of receiving benefits quickly.
The first step in applying for benefits is determining whether or not a medical condition or disability qualifies a person to receive benefits. Simply having a qualifying disease or condition does not guarantee automatic approval, however. We are experienced with the application process and understand the specific requirements to show a qualifying disability. With our clients, we can discuss the details of their medical condition or physical disability and find out the many different ways in which it may limit his or her ability to work. Showing the effect the disability has on one’s daily life and ability to perform day-to-day activities, including work, is one of the most important parts of an effective application for disability benefits.
Many different conditions may qualify a person for benefits. People who have suffered a back injury or a brain injury, or if someone has fibromyalgia, chronic pain, arthritis or cancer, he or she may be eligible. We can perform a complete case evaluation for our clients in order to give them an idea of the likelihood of approval of an application for SSD benefits. Those who are interested in finding out more information about ways we can help, please visit our Physical Disabilities page.