Common Social Security Disability Conditions
The Financial Security You Need to Keep Going
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 Social Security disability conditions 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 Social Security disability conditions just adds more stress.
Go easy on yourself. Let attorney Merryl Jones figure out whether you have a disability case.
Social Security Disability Conditions that Qualify for Benefits
One of the most important things to know: the SSA will look at whether your health makes it impossible for you to work, regardless of which conditions 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. You’ll have to prove you can’t switch to another line of work, either.
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
Even if your illness isn’t on that list, you could still qualify.
What to Do if You Think You Qualify
The most important thing? Don’t waste time.
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 Social Security disability conditions 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 You Need Merryl Jones on Your Side
A lot of people don’t understand what you’re going through if you have health problems that stop you from working.
That’s why she makes it her mission to who have run into hard times because of medical problems and job losses.