Disabilities can occur as the result of numerous physical and mental conditions. However, some disorders occur more frequently or are more likely to cause disability. Read on to learn the three most common disabilities that qualify for SSDI.
The term above – musculoskeletal – is just a long, medical word that refers to how muscles, tendons, ligaments, discs, nerves and bones work together in the human body. Unless you are a medical professional, you may not realize how problems like the following may lead to Social Security Disability Insurance payments:
Osteoarthritis, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, degenerative joint disease, hip replacement surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, spine and vertebrae problems, and some amputations and fractures.
Any of these have the potential to disable an individual, and this list is by no means complete. Individuals suffering a musculoskeletal disorder must be unable to work to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
Some mental illnesses reach the level of disability and may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. As with musculoskeletal conditions, the list of possible disorders is long and includes disorders related to:
Neurocognitive function, schizophrenia, depressive and bipolar symptoms, intellectual functions, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behavior, somatic symptom, personality and impulse-control, autism spectrum, neurodevelopment, eating, and trauma or stress.
Mental illness is common, but sometimes stigmatized. If you or a loved one is unable to work due to a mental disorder, Social Security Disability Insurance may help.
Cancer / Neoplasms
We probably all know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Depending on the type of cancer, the treatment, and the progression of the disease, cancer patients may be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance payments. As with the other disorders, the patient must be unable to work for a year or must have a cancer that is expected to be fatal.
Not all cancers qualify as disabling. However, aggressive or untreatable cancers may automatically qualify the applicant for expedited processing. This depends not just on the type of cancer, but also whether it has metastasized and whether it can be treated.
If you or a loved one suffers from cancer and cannot continue working, it may be best to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Disability benefits typically do not completely cover a disabled person’s former salary. However, they can provide support at a time when it is needed most.
Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance Is Hard. We Can Help.
The application process can be long and frustrating. It’s important to have someone who knows the system help you right from the start.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Martin Taller have more than 50 years’ experience in the legal field. Call us at 714-385-8100 to set up a free consultation. Though our office is conveniently located in Anaheim, we assist clients throughout Southern California.