Types of Disabilities
If you suffer from a mental health condition or physical disability that keeps you from working, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income.
But what exactly makes you eligible? To be considered 'disabled' by the Social Security Administration, your disability or condition must:
- Prevent you from working full-time
- Have lasted, or is expected to last, at least one year
- Be life-threatening (especially when diagnosed with other disorders or diseases)
Some of the physical and mental disabilities that may qualify you for SSD benefits include:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Brain Injury/Head Injury
- Chronic Respiratory Illnesses
- Digestive Disorders
Steps That Can Help You Be Approved for SSD Benefits
The evaluation process is a complicated one. Just because you suffer from a condition that may be accepted by the Social Security Administration doesn't automatically mean the SSA will approve your application.
However, there are a few things that may make you more likely to qualify for SSD benefits:
- You have a diagnosis from a physician or specialist.
- You regularly visit your doctor or specialist for treatment.
- Your condition is chronic and prevents you from working or completing daily tasks.
- A doctor diagnoses you with multiple mental health conditions or physical disabilities.
Denied SSD Benefits? We Can Help
If you have one of the disabilities or conditions listed above but were denied SSD benefits, don't waste time. You only have 60 days to file an appeal. Or, if you want help applying for SSD benefits, we can do that too.
Call 412-394-1000 or fill out the form at the top right to get a free legal consultation – no strings attached. It could mean the difference between getting the money you need or not. Contact us now.
For more information on Social Security disability benefits, check out our Social Security disability articles and resources.