Have you been injured, or experienced a crippling disease, which has left you unable to work for at least 12 months? There’s a good chance you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to help pay for your daily life. The application process is tricky, and a great Waco Social Security disability attorney can help maximize your chances of being approved.
However, this starts by having a recognized condition which leaves you unable to work. So, in the second part of our series, we’ll continue to discuss various categories of disability and some conditions that may qualify you.
Understanding Social Security Disability Conditions – Part 2
This continues the list from the previous article.
VI. Genitourinary Disorders
These are disorders of the genitals and urinary system, although cases where these fully prevent work are rare. Typically kidney disorders are the most commonly-accepted conditions. This can include any chronic kidney diseases such as nephrotic syndrome, recovery from kidney transplants, and potentially situations where dialysis is required.
VII. Hematological Disorders
Hematological disorders are diseases of the blood stream, as well as its component parts such as the white and red blood cells. Some of the common conditions covered under SSDI here include:
- Sickle cell anemia and similar anemias
- Bone marrow failure
- Stem cell transplants
- Further complications from blood disorders
VIII. Skin Disorders
Skin disorders can be accepted under SSDI, although it depends on the extent of the condition, and the specifics of how those symptoms impact a person’s ability to work. A great Social Security disability attorney can help make your case!
- Ichthyosis (scaly or thickened skin)
- Chronic dermatitis
- Bullous diseases causing fluid-filled blisters
- Photosensitivity disorders
- Severe burns
IX. Neurological Disorders
Numerous disorders of the brain and nervous system can potentially qualify someone to receive SSDI benefits. Typically, the problem must be severe enough to impact a person’s day to day life, on top of inhibiting work. This includes:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Muscular dystrophy
- Comas and similar vegetative states
Cancer-related disabilities are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, as the symptoms and treatments of various cancers can vary significantly between people. Typically, both the cancer and the treatment are evaluated for their impact on a person’s ability to work. For example, chemotherapy may leave a person unable to work, even if the tumor itself is not currently inhibiting them.
Most forms of cancer can potentially qualify ifyour ability to work is seriously impacted.
Have More Questions? Merryl Jones Is Here!
Merryl Jones, the Second Chance Lawyer, is one of the top Social Security Disability attorneys in the Waco area. Jones and her office have successfully helped more than a thousand Texans receive the disability benefits they deserve. No lawyer can 100% guarantee success, but we have a truly stellar success rate. Currently, 98% of our cases have either resolved in the client’s favor or are still working through the system.