Social Security Disability: Conditions that Qualify

Social Security Disability: Conditions that Qualify

Individuals receiving social security benefits based on a disability, as identified from the most recent statistics by the Social Security Administration, are more than 10 million. In 2015, there were more than 259,000 disabled widowers and widows, more than 1 million disabled adults, and 8.9 million disabled workers. Also, the total of disabled workers’ children that receive benefits included 1.6 million and 141,000 spouses.

Fetterman & Associates has qualified social security lawyers that serve Mobile, North Palm Beach, and Port St. Lucie. They have a good understanding of the Social Security Administration’s listings of medical impairments. Also, they know that qualifying for disability benefits can be quite confusing. Fetterman & Associates has knowledgeable attorneys that can help you appeal your case if you are denied your claim for social security disability by the Administration. The sooner you contact efficient lawyers working with Fetterman & Associates, the faster they can get started working on your disability appeal.

Circulatory and Cardiac Disorders

As the SSA puts it, about 10 percent of claimants awarded benefits from a circulatory disorder. The blood flow to the heart and the rest of the body is the circulatory disorders. Some of the forms of circulatory disorders include:

  • Congenital heart defects – Someone who acquired heart disease or has a congenital heart defect surgery may have at least 12 months’ eligibility for disability benefits after surgical treatment of lesions or valve, or insertion of a pacemaker.
  • Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) – There are several types of arrhythmias. What happens to the heart’s rhythm or where in the heart that they occur determines their identification. The most serious are those that start in the lower chambers caused by heart disease.
  • Corona artery disease – A condition known as myocardial ischemia, the most common cause of reduced oxygen and blood supply to the heart, is coronary artery disease. This involves the narrowing of the coronary arteries because of a build-up of the plague. This may lead to total functional impairment. To make the ability of individuals to function in making a finding on disability benefits, claims examiners will assess this impact.
  • Hypertension/high blood pressure – If you don’t manage high blood pressure accurately, it may lead to more damage to other body systems and result in stroke, heart disease, and other cardiovascular complications. Using the criteria for coronary artery disease and chronic heart disease, officials will evaluate those with high blood pressure applying for disability.
  • Angina – Sufficient enough to support a determination of disability is chest pain, and one of the most common cardiac disorders is angina.

Mental Disorders

Individuals with qualifying mental disorders were awarded almost 20 percent of disability benefits, as noted by the SSA. The mental condition needs to cause an extreme limitation in the ability of individuals to function independently, and they must have a medically diagnosed mental health. Mental disorders have broad categories, according to the Social Security Administration, and they are:

  • Drug addiction or alcoholism – If alcohol or drug abuse is a contributing factor to the condition, you may not be qualified for disability. SSD may not consider organic mental disorders if your mental disorders result from alcohol or drug addiction.
  • Asperger’s syndrome or Autism – Those with Autism spectrum disorders may qualify for disability benefits if they have limitation in the ability to manage oneself, concentrate, interact with others, apply or recall information, and also if they have medically documented deficits in social interaction, non-verbal communication, and verbal communication.
  • Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD) – a type of anxiety disorder is post-traumatic stress. If the condition is appropriately medically documented, you can qualify as having a disabling mood disorder for your PTSD.
  • Organic mental disorder – Though, they typically involve the documentation of a doctor that you demonstrate a few symptoms of organic mental disorder including memory loss, loss of cognitive ability, or confusion, the criteria for SSD benefits regarding mental disorder vary with the specific disease.
  • Schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders – The reviewers of disability claims review medical documentation that someone has disorganized thinking, hallucinations, or delusions.
  • Mood disorders – These include panic attacks, depression, and anxiety. The depression or anxiety disorder need to cause limitations in the ability to manage oneself or concentrate, have social interactions with others, or apply and understand information.

Consult with Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyer in Florida

There are some lists maintained by the SSA, which are considered so severe that they automatically qualify one for disability benefits so long they meet other requirements. If you can confirm that your medical condition keeps you from ding any other type of work or working generally, you may still be deemed to be disabled even if you considered equal in severity to a listed one or you don’t have a listed impairment.

Allow Fetterman & Associates the opportunity to use its experience and skill to work for you in seeking disability benefits. In essence, their expert attorneys will assist in gathering the medical evidence you need to show that you are disabled.