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DO YOU QUALIFY FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS DUE TO PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTS?

Are you suffering from chronic pain?
Did you have to stop working because of illness?
Did you doctor tell you it is time to apply for disability?
After you applied, did the SSA deny your application?

​What should you do?
​You only have 60 days from the date stamped on your denial letter to appeal the SSA’s decision.  If you do not appeal within the 60 day time limit, you lose your right to appeal the SSA’s denial of your claim.

CALL US NOW FOR FREE AT 801-322-2121.
We can explain how you can get the disability benefits that belong to you.

If you can’t work and you have a disability listed on Social Security’s list of disabling impairments, you may qualify for disability benefits that 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 physical impairments, you should apply for disability benefits.

SOCIAL SECURITY’S LIST OF PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

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 qualifies you for benefits because you cannot work.  Sometimes, physical disability makes it impossible to sustain work on a full-time basis and you may have tried to work for short periods of time, but were fired or let go for poor job performance due to pain, injury, or needing to take too many breaks. These kinds of problems are evidence of an inability to work due to physical disability and you may qualify for SSD or SSI benefits. The Social Security Administration will require you to prove that you have a disability. You will need to obtain objective medical evidence from a physician to prove the severity of your physical disability. Our lawyers can help you prove your disability and 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. Below are some examples of physical disabilities that may qualify you for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits:

  • Back and Spine Injuries, including:
    • Herniated discs
    • Bulging disc
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Back pain/low back pain
    • Neurological pain
    • Sciatica
    • Lumbar disc disease
    • Cervical disc disease
    • Injuries requiring fusion surgery
    • Arthritis
    • Nerve root damage
  • Diabetes with neuropathy or amputation
  • Shoulder, feet, and ankle injuries
  • Blind and Visual impairments
  • Deaf and Hearing impairments
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cancer and Leukemia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Crohn’s Disease and Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Asthma and COPD
  • Heart Attack and Coronary Artery Disease
  • Hip or Knee Replacement
  • Stroke
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Lupus
  • ​Obesity
  • Seizures due to Epilepsy

This list is by no means comprehensive. There are many physical conditions or illnesses that can cause disability. One of the main reasons to hire an attorney to help you with your disability case is that we understand how to prepare the strongest arguments for proving disability. At Cannon Disability Law, we have been representing disabled clients for over 30 years and during that time we have won over $100 million in past due benefits for our clients. We know the law and how to help you navigate the disability process. We will argue that the judge should consider how the combination of your impairments  prevents you from working. It is common for our clients to be suffering from a number of physical and mental impairments. Whether you have one illness or disease or multiple impairments, do not give up during the lengthy disability process. When you receive a denial, please remember there is a time limit of 60 days on most appeals.  If you are denied benefits, and you do not appeal within the deadline the SSA has given you, you not only lose your right to appeal, you also lose the money you would have received if you eventually win your case. Don’t let this happen.Contact our office, call us now at 801-322-2121, and we can help you apply for benefits or appeal your case.

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