Which Conditions Qualify For Disability Benefits?
Any one of dozens of medical conditions and disabilities can qualify a person for Retirement Survivors and Disability Insurance (RSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). When making your case however, it is vital to present an accurate medical diagnosis and other information. Without that data, there is a high probability that your application or appeal will be denied.
An experienced disability benefits attorney can be invaluable in this effort. Johanna Rehkamp at Turner & O’Connell, Attorneys at Law, focuses her practice on RSDI and SSI claims. Ms. Rehkamp understands the Retirement Survivors and Disability Insurance claims process, disability ratings and medical diagnoses. She will work hard to build a strong and persuasive case for you.
Contact Turner & O’Connell to schedule a free consultation about your case.
What Is A Disabling Condition and Qualifying Impairment?
The Social Security Administration has strict guidelines for impairments that qualify a person for RSDI or SSI benefits. Some common conditions for disability claims include:
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Mental health conditions
- Severe heart trouble
An accident, chronic condition, congenital condition or diseases such as HIV, asthma and leukemia can also qualify a person for disability benefits. While addictive diseases such as alcoholism do not qualify, severe disabling effects of an addictive disease such as liver failure can qualify a person under Social Security Administration guidelines. Mental health conditions arising from addiction such as depression or anxiety can qualify a person for benefits, even when the underlying addiction does not.
At Turner & O’Connell, we are highly skilled at determining disability. If necessary, we can refer you to a medical provider who can provide an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Our firm will work to build a strong case, and we will not stop until we have done everything we can to get your disability claim approved.