DO YOU QUALIFY FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS?
Utah physical disability attorneys at Cannon Disability Law are who you need to win your benefits. The attorneys at Cannon Disability Law, based in Salt Lake City, understand how difficult it is to have a physical disability. We know you can longer do the things you love due to pain or immobility. You may not be able to attend your children’s events. Or, for instance, enjoy family parties. Also, you may you need help cooking, cleaning, or shopping.
Most of all, your physical health condition may keep you from working at a full-time job for longer than 12 months. If that is the case, then you need to replace your income. Fortunately, our Government’s disability program is designed to do that. You pay for “disability insurance” through your taxes. It is not welfare. If you are disabled, you are entitled to benefits.
SOCIAL SECURITY’S LIST OF PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
We can explain how you can get the disability benefits that belong to you. With disability benefits, you can replace your income until you reach retirement age. Most jobs require the ability to sit or stand for up to six hours out of an eight hour day. And all jobs require the physical stamina to sustain a forty hour work week. If you cannot complete a forty hour work week due to your impairments, you should apply for disability benefits.
If you do not see your physical impairment listed below, don’t think you can’t apply for benefits. You can. You may have a rare disability or a combination of impairments that qualify you for benefits because you cannot work. Sometimes, physical disability makes it impossible to sustain work on a full-time basis. Similarly, you may have tried to work for short periods of time. Perhaps you were fired or let go for poor job performance. Likewise, you may have been fired due to pain impacting you on the job.
PHYSICAL DISABILITY CAN PREVENT YOU FROM WORKING
One of the main problems of physical disability is pain. For instance, pain impacts your ability to concentrate, follow instructions, and complete tasks. On the job, if you are in pain, you may need to take too many breaks. Likewise, you may need to go home early. Similarly, pain can cause you to make mistakes that you wouldn’t ordinarily make.
Too many breaks, mistakes on the job, and missing work can get you fired. Employers can only put up with an absent employee for so long. If you are not completing your work due to pain, chances are you have a disabling physical condition. These problems are evidence of an inability to work due to physical disability. Therefore, you may qualify for disability benefits. However, in order to figure out if you are eligible you need to apply.
MEDICAL EVIDENCE PROVES PHYSICAL DISABILITY
The SSA will require you to prove that you have a disability. Therefore, you will need to obtain objective medical evidence from a physician to prove your physical disability. Our lawyers can help you prove your disability. We will also develop the legal theory in your case. Please call our office, because we can often tell you over the phone if you have a valid disability case. When you call us, you will speak to a disability intake specialist. The intake specialist is trained to ask you specific questions.
For example, they will ask you about your disability, who your doctors are, and about your past work. It is helpful to us if you have a list of your doctors, with their names and addresses, that you can tell us or email to us. Also, we need a list of your medications. They will also ask you about your where you have worked for the past 15 years. This is the basic information you need in order to apply for benefits online at Social Security’s website.
EXAMPLES OF PHYSICAL DISABILITY THAT QUALIFY FOR SSD BENEFITS
The SSA has specific criteria that must be met in order to be eligible for disability benefits. Below are some examples of physical disabilities and physical conditions that may qualify you for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits:
- Asthma and COPD
- Black Lung Disease
- Blindness and Visual impairments
- Cancer and Leukemia
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Crohn’s Disease and Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Deafness and Hearing impairments
- Diabetes with neuropathy or amputation
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Heart Attack and Coronary Artery Disease
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological Conditions
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Spine Injuries, including back impairments:
- Herniated discs
- Bulging disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Back pain/low back pain
- Neurological pain
- Lumbar disc disease
- Cervical disc disease
- Injuries requiring fusion surgery
- Nerve root damage
HIRE SALT LAKE CITY PHYSICAL DISABILITY ATTORNEYS TO HELP YOU QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS
This list is by no means comprehensive. There are many physical conditions that cause disability. One of the main reasons to hire a disability attorney to help with your case is we understand how to make the strongest argument to prove physical disability. At Cannon Disability Law, we have been representing disabled clients for over 30 years. During that time, we have won over $100 million in past due benefits for our clients.
We know the law and our Salt Lake City Physical Disability Lawyer help you navigate the disability process. The SSA needs to consider how all of your impairments prevent you from working. It is common for our clients to have a number of physical and mental impairments. Whether you have one illness or multiple impairments, do not give up during the lengthy disability process.
ALWAYS APPEAL SSA’S DENIAL WITHIN THE 60 DAY TIME LIMIT
Above all, when you receive a denial, you should appeal. In most cases, there is a time limit of 60 days to appeal. Within that time, you must file an appeal with the SSA. You can file an appeal online at Social Security’s website. Also, you can file a written appeal. Follow the instructions on your denial notice. Appeal forms are available for download at www.ssa.gov/forms.
Most importantly, if you do not appeal within the deadline, you lose your right to appeal. Therefore, you also lose the benefits you would receive under that application. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact our office.
Call us now at 801-322-2121 and our attorneys will help you apply for benefits or appeal your case. If you miss your deadline, then you may be forced to start the application over again. You may also lose disability benefits. You don’t want that to happen. So, call us today. We can help you throughout the disability process. Even if you have already started your disability application or have been denied benefits, we offer a free consultation. Start now to win disability money for your physical disability.