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A Guide to How Chronic Pain is Evaluated in Social Security Disability Claims

Chronic pain and discomfort can be very hard to deal with in the workplace, which is why many suffering from chronic ailments seek assistance from Social Security disability benefits. However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has quite strict regulations when it comes to what types of disorders qualify claimants to be eligible for benefits. 

Merryl Jones – Second Chance Lawyer has listed some of the most common medical conditions SSDI and SSI applicants can qualify for, as well as why working with a disability lawyer is key.

What Are Some of the Chronic Ailments that Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits? 

Unfortunately, although the SSA does have a list of common ailments and disabilities that qualify applicants for benefits, chronic issues are not listed specifically among them. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that your situation isn’t debilitating enough to receive benefits. If you have a chronic ailment impacting your ability to work due to an underlying medical condition, you can likely still qualify. 

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Many medical conditions that also have chronic issues associated with them are included in the SSA’s list such as: 

  • Neurological Disorders 
  • Somatoform Disorders 
  • Chronic Renal Disease or Kidney Failure
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS) 
  • Spinal & Back Injuries 
  • Inflammatory Arthritis

What Type of Documentation Do I Need to Win my Social Security Disability Claim? 

If suffering from a chronic ailment due to an underlying medical condition, you’ll need as much documentation of your condition as possible to improve the chances of your claim. For example, you’ll need to have your medical condition verified by a doctor, as well as have supporting documentation of your medical condition like test results, x-rays, past medical records, and more. At this juncture, having a disability lawyer can help to ensure you provide the proper documentation when applying for benefits

Enlist Merryl Jones – Second Chance Lawyer as your disability lawyer today!

If you’re in chronic pain and believe you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, contact us online today or call (254) 776-3611 or (254) 493-0345 (Temple) for a FREE evaluation.