Physical Disability Attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah
DO YOU QUALIFY FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS?
Physical disability benefits are available to you if you file an application for benefits. At Cannon Disability Law we can help you win your SSD benefits. The attorneys at Cannon Disability Law, based in Salt Lake City, understand how difficult it is to have a physical medical condition.
We know you can longer do the things you love due to pain. For example, you may not be able to attend your events. Or, for instance, you might not be able to enjoy family parties. Also, you may need help cooking, cleaning, or shopping. Pain can prevent you from working and doing your normal daily activities.
Most of all, your physical health condition may keep you from working full time for longer than 12 months. If that is the case, then you need to replace your income. Fortunately, SSA’s program is designed to do that. You pay for “disability insurance” through your taxes. It is not welfare. If you cannot work due to your illness, you deserve to be paid benefits. However, the burden to prove disability is on you.
SOCIAL SECURITY’S LIST OF PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
We can explain how you can get the SSD benefits that belong to you. With SSDI 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 medical condition, then you should apply for SSDI and SSI benefits.
If you do not see your physical condition listed below, don’t think you can’t apply for benefits. You can. You may have a rare condition or a combination of conditions that qualify you for benefits because you cannot work.
Sometimes, physical illness 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 keeping you from doing tasks 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 during the work day 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 able to work due to pain, chances are you have a severe physical condition. These problems are evidence of being unable to work due to your physical condition. Therefore, you may qualify for SSD benefits. However, in order to figure out if can win benefits you need to apply.
MEDICAL EVIDENCE PROVES PHYSICAL DISABILITY
The SSA will require you to prove that you have a severe physical condition. Therefore, you will need to obtain objective medical evidence from a physician to prove your physical disability. Our lawyers can help you prove your illness to the SSA. We will also develop the legal theory in your case. If you need to know more about the importance of medical records, read here.
Please call our office, because we can often tell you over the phone if you have a valid claim for benefits. When you call us, you will speak to an intake expert. Our intake staff is trained to ask you specific questions about your health and your case.
For example, they will ask you about your physical and mental condition and how it stops you from working. Also, they will ask you the names of your doctors. Additionally, they will need to know about your past jobs for the last 15 years. It is helpful if you have a list of your doctors, with their names and address. You can provide that to us. Also, we need a list of your medications. 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 rules that must be met in order to win SSD benefits. For example, below you will find some some examples of physical conditions that may qualify you for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS or Lou Gehrigs Disease
- Asthma and COPD
- Black Lung Disease
- Blindness and Visual impairments
- Bone Fractures – non-healing after 12 months
- Cancer and Leukemia
- Cerebral Palsy
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
- Crohn’s Disease and Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Deafness and Hearing impairments
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Down Syndrome
- Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Endocrine Disorders
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Heart Attack and Coronary Artery Disease
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Ménière’s disease
- Multiple Myeloma
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurological Conditions
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Prostate Cancer
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Shoulder Pain and Injury
- Sickle Cell Disorder
- Spine Injuries, including all back impairments:
- Herniated discs
- Bulging disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Back pain
- Neurological pain
- Lumbar disc disease
- Cervical disc disease
- Injuries that require 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 will require the SSD to pay you benefits. One of the main reasons to hire an SSD attorney to help with your case is that we understand the law. Therefore, we know how to make the best argument to prove you deserve benefits.
At Cannon Disability Law, we have been helping clients seeking SSD and SSI benefits for over 30 years. During that time, we have won over $100 million in future and past due benefits for our clients.
We know the law. Our Salt Lake City SSD Lawyers can help you go through the SSA process. The SSA needs to consider how all of your conditions prevent you from working. It is common for our clients to have a number of physical and mental conditions. Whether you have one illness or multiple conditions, do not give up during the lengthy appeal 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 Social Security’s website.
If you do not appeal within the SSA’s time frame, then you lose your right to appeal. Therefore, you also lose the benefits you would receive under that application. You will then have to start a new application. Sometimes, starting a new application isn’t helpful because your date last insured has expired. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact our office.
Call us now at 801-322-2121. Our attorneys will help you apply for benefits. We will appeal your case. If you miss the 60 day time frame, then you may be forced to start over again. You may also lose past SSD benefits. You don’t want that to happen.
So, call or contact us today. We can help you throughout the Social Security process. Even if you already started your SSD application. We offer a free review of your case. Start now to win benefits for your physical condition. You deserve the benefit. Because, you paid for it. Contact us today for help with your physical disability benefits.