Social Security Disability Law
What does it take to get Social Security Disability benefits? For everyone it can vary. At the beginning of trying to establish your eligibility, you may want to get a consultation from an Attorney to know how to move forward. There is more than one kind of claim you can file and different ways to determine which one you will qualify for. Other than that, everyone’s conditions vary from person to person. Not everyone who has a cardiac condition, for example, will immediately get their benefits once they prove to a medical examiner that they were diagnosed with said illness.
Although this isn’t like Workers’ Comp, where you had to be injured on the job to qualify for certain benefits, if you were injured on the job and the injuries result in long-term debilitating conditions, then you could still qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
Some people are born already having debilitating conditions, and as they grow, this could affect their ability to handle their day-to-day tasks in school or their ability to socialize with other kids their age. And if they meet qualifying criteria, a child can receive SSI benefits for such disabilities.
On the other hand, others develop them through external factors, such as a traumatic event. For example, many veterans are likely to suffer from PTSD, Tinnitus, knee conditions, lumbar and cervical strains, migraines, and paralysis, so they could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in addition to their pension, especially if their disability rating is very high.
And even in circumstances outside of pre-existing conditions etc, if you were involved in an accident that results in long-term injuries, you may want to consult with an attorney about your eligibility as well. Sometimes you can even file for a Social Security Disability while you’re waiting to receive benefits such as Worker’s Comp, and vice versa so there’s often no real reason to delay applying for both types of benefits.
It’s the Social Security Administration’s job to determine whether you meet a disability listing. Disability listings are lists of conditions that affect different parts of the body and the criteria it takes to meet the listing depending on what someone claims on their application. There is a relatively wide variety of listings, and with a good Attorney on your hands, chances are they will know what listing applies to you and do what it takes to prove you meet it.
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