Does Your Medical Impairment Prevent You From Working As Before?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes a vast array of medical impairments that can leave workers disabled. For best results as you apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or appeal a denial, consult with a lawyer who can help you document your impairments and prepare a compelling claim. Attorneys at The Crow Law Firm in Monroe have ample experience helping deserving disabled workers obtain benefits they are eligible for.

When reviewing an application or hearing an appeal from a worker who claims disability and seeks Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the SSA considers evidence that the person suffers from one or more of the following types of medical impairments:

  • Musculoskeletal system disorder
  • Visual disorder
  • Hearing loss
  • Respiratory system disorder
  • Cardiovascular system disorder
  • Digestive system disorder
  • Hematological disorder
  • Skin disorder
  • Endocrine disorder
  • Neurological disorder
  • Mental disorder
  • Cancer
  • Immune system disorder
  • Congenital disorder affecting multiple body systems

For determining eligibility for SSD benefits, the SSA is not only interested in the type of medical impairment that a person has. The severity of the impairment must be such that the worker has been unable to work for a year or more — or is expected to be unable to work for that length of time. Quadriplegia, blindness or a Stage IV cancer diagnosis may be compelling evidence that disability benefits are appropriate. Repetitive stress disorders or chronic pain will normally be more difficult to prove.

A well-documented application or appeal will include doctors' evaluations and other evidence of the severity of a medical impairment and its impact on a person's ability to work as before.

Get Advice And Information On Qualifying For Social Security Disability

Are you a North or South Carolina worker seeking help obtaining SSD? Medical impairments are a key aspect of a successful claim for benefits. A lawyer at The Crow Law Firm can explain other factors and how you can document your eligibility. Call 704-288-3262 or send an email to request a consultation.