What Diseases Qualify for Social Security Disability in Waco?
You can have many different health problems – or a combination of health problems – and qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
But it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the rules and lists of diseases from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
When medical problems make it impossible for you to work and keep earning a paycheck, you’re dealing with too much stress already.
Every case is different. Sorting through all the rules just adds more stress.
Go easy on yourself by giving Attorney Merryl Jones the task of determining whether you have a disability case.
One of the most important things to know is that the SSA will look at whether your health makes it impossible for you to work, regardless of which diseases you have.
So you’ll need to show Social Security that the severity of your medical conditions make you eligible for financial help. Your health problems have to be serious enough that they’re expected to keep you from work for at least a year.
The SSA does have a “blue book” that lists many physical and mental health ailments that could qualify you for benefits. For adults, it has 14 different categories of diseases, with several diseases listed under each category. For children, it has 15 categories.
In our law office, we’ve seen people with many illnesses. Attorney Merryl Jones has successfully represented people applying for disability benefits with all of these conditions and more:
- Congestive Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Anxiety Disorder
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Chronic Headaches
- Hepatitis C
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Huntington’s Disease
- Various Chronic Pain Disorders
What to do if You Think You Qualify
Don’t spend a lot of time wondering whether your disease is covered, or whether it’s serious enough.
If you can’t work, it’s best to apply for benefits as soon as possible. The earlier you apply, the more benefits you can receive.
Instead of guessing at it, Let Merryl Jones evaluate your situation and determine if you have a case.
Qualifying Diseases and SSDI or SSI
The main difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is your work history and financial situation, not the type of disease you have.
The SSA uses the same list of diseases for adults applying to either program.
- The SSDI program covers you if you have substantial recent work history and paid into the Social Security system out of your paychecks.
- SSI could provide benefits if you have not paid significant amounts into the Social Security system through work and have limited income and resources.
Another difference with SSI is that it provides benefits to help support children with disabilities if their families meet the financial requirements.
Why Call Merryl Jones
A lot of people don’t understand what you’re going through if you have health problems that stop you from working. Merryl Jones understands.
That’s why she makes it her mission to win Second Chances for people who have run into hard times because of medical problems and job losses.
Merryl believes in providing individual care and attention to you. Different from attorneys at a lot of law firms, she’ll meet with you face to face.
She takes time to understand the nuances of your situation.
She wants to help with any questions you have about your health conditions, or anything else about the process of applying for disability benefits, or appealing if you’ve been denied.
Contact Merryl for help with your disability case and your questions about which health problems qualify.