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Social Security Disability Attorney In Los Angeles


This is NOT legal advice. This blog provides general information about Social Security Disability cases. To discuss your particular

circumstances and claim, please contact a lawyer in your area. Please feel free to contact Disability Advocates Group at (800) 935-3170

or online if you have any questions regarding your Social Security Disability claim.


Why SSDI Benefits are Earned Benefits

If you have become unable to work due to a severe long-term disability, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. Provided that you have worked long enough to earn a sufficient number of work credits, you should apply through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.

You should not hesitate to apply for these benefits and to fight vigorously if your claim for benefits is denied because SSDI benefits are earned benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer will help you to do everything possible to make your case so you can obtain the benefits that you have worked hard to earn. 

SSDI Benefits are Earned Benefits -- And You Deserve to Receive Them

SSDI benefits are considered earned benefits because you earn eligibility for these benefits by paying into the Social Security Disability insurance system. This is very similar to the way in which you pay into the Social Security retirement system so you can get money from Social Security during your senior years. 

When you work, money is taken out of your paycheck specifically to fund the disability benefits program. This is different from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is funded through general funds rather than through dedicated payroll tax deductions.  The money you pay in for SSDI supports the program and is sort of like paying insurance premiums for which you get protection if you become disabled.

Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration denies many claims for SSDI benefits despite the fact you have earned eligibility by working. If you are severely disabled and you want help qualifying for the benefits that you earned, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer as soon as you can. 

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Understanding the Social Security Disability Appeals Process

If you have had your claim for Social Security Disability benefits denied, it is important that you understand how the appeals process works. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can provide the help you need to navigate the process of appealing a benefits denial so you can maximize the chances of being able to obtain the income you need. 

How Does the Social Security Disability Appeals Process Work?

When you receive notification that your application for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, you have a limited amount of time to take action. There are multiple different stages of appeals that your claim can ultimately end up going through, but the first step is to submit your request for reconsideration by the deadline.

When you submit a request for reconsideration, a different disability claims examiner looks at your application. Hopefully, this review of your documentation and information will result in a different outcome so you will be approved for benefits after the first stage of appeals. 

If you receive another benefits denial, the next phase is a disability benefits hearing. It can take around a year for this hearing to actually take place, and you may have to attend in person or via video conference depending upon where you live. You'll have the chance to present evidence backing up your claim for benefits to an administrative law judge (ALJ), which is a judge that works for the Social Security Administration. 

If your benefits claim is still denied after the hearing, you can appeal to the appeals board that is part of the Social Security Administration and can ultimately appeal to federal court in the final stage of appeals.

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you with every step in the process by assisting you in meeting deadlines and presenting evidence to maximize the chances of your claim being approved. Contact an attorney as soon as you can when your claim for benefits is denied. 

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What are Common Mistakes When Apply for Disability?

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is very important if you're not able to earn a living due to having a severe disabling condition. Unfortunately, many people are denied benefits when they submit an initial application. Often, this is because the Social Security Administration makes qualifying for benefits difficult. However, you can also be denied benefits because you make mistakes when you apply.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to avoid mistakes that could cause you to lose out on disability income you need. You should reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to try to maximize the chances your claim for benefits will be approved.

Common Mistakes When Applying for Disability Benefits

Some of the most common mistakes that applicants make when applying for Social Security Disability income include:

  • Applying for the wrong program: One of the biggest mistakes made by candidates for Social Security disability benefits is applying for the wrong benefits program. You should apply for SSDI if you have earned a sufficient number of work credits to qualify, and apply for SSI if you have a limited household income, few assets, and haven't worked enough to qualify for SSDI.
  • Failing to submit necessary medical evidence: You need to provide clear documentation that you have a qualifying condition and associated symptoms if you want to be eligible for benefits.
  • Not appealing a benefits denial: More than half of all initial benefits applications are initially denied. Appealing allows you more chances to make your case that you need benefits. If you don't appeal by the deadline, you either won't get benefits or will need to start the process over. 

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to avoid these and other errors that could cost you your chance at obtaining disability benefits. Give us a call today to find out more about how an attorney can help you. 

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Can You Get Disability and Unemployment Benefits?

When you cannot work because of a disability, it is important to determine how to maximize the benefits that are available to you. When you are trying to figure out how to get as much income as possible, you may wonder whether you can get both disability benefits and unemployment benefits at the same time.

The law can be tricky regarding different ways to maximize your benefits when you are disabled so you should strongly consider reaching out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to help you understand the types of income you can receive. An attorney can help you determine if you may be able to get both disability benefits and unemployment benefits.

Obtaining Disability Benefits and Unemployment Benefits

Technically, there are no express prohibitions in the law that would stop you from obtaining both disability benefits and unemployment benefits at the same time.

However, these different benefits programs are intended for different purposes. Unemployment benefits are supposed to provide income while you are out of work and looking for a job, while disability benefits are supposed to be available to you if you are too disabled to work at any job for which you are qualified.

You could, however, obtain unemployment benefits and disability income if you are too disabled to work at any job for which you are qualified but you are still actively searching for some type of job that you could do despite your disability.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine if it is possible for you to obtain both disability and unemployment benefits given the specific circumstances of your situation. Contact an attorney for help as soon as possible to try to maximize the benefits you receive when you are disabled. 

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What’s the Difference Between Social Security Disability and Workers’ Comp Disability?

Becoming too disabled to work can be a frightening experience as you try to figure out how to ensure you have the income you need to support yourself. The good news is, there are options out there to receive disability income. However, navigating all your different options can be difficult.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine which benefits programs you are most likely to qualify for to provide you with monthly income when you cannot work. For example, two of your options include Social Security Disability and workers' compensation disability. 

Workers' Compensation Disability vs. Social Security Disability

Workers' compensation and Social Security both provide disability income but work differently. 

Workers' comp benefits are available for long-term and short-term disability, but only if the disability is directly caused by performance of work tasks. Partial disability benefits are also available if your disabling condition still allows you to work but for less compensation than you were receiving before becoming disabled. 

Social Security Disability, on the other hand is available only if you have a long-term disabling condition lasting twelve months or longer. Benefits are not available for any short-term conditions and you must be totally unable to work at any job for which you would be qualified. 

There are other important differences too, including in qualifying requirements and in the amount you receive in monthly income. If you are not certain which disability benefits program is the right one for you, or if you want help applying for disability income, contact a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer today. 

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How Do You Know If You Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability benefits provide a safety net for people who are too disabled to be able to work. Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration can provide you with monthly income -- but only if you are able to qualify.

Determining if you can qualify for benefits can be a challenge, but a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help. You should reach out to an attorney as soon as you think you may be eligible for benefits so you can get the assistance you need to apply and prove your claim. 

How to Determine if You Qualify for Social Security Disability

To determine if you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, it's important to consider all the criteria to become eligible. For example, to be eligible for SSD benefits:

  • You need a long-term disabling condition that has lasted a year, that will last that long, or that will be fatal. 
  • You need to be unable to work because of your condition. You can't be engaged in substantial gainful activity, and your condition must prevent you from doing any job for which you're qualified. 
  • You need to have met requirements for earning work credits to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance, or you need to have limited income and financial resources to qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

You also need to meet very specific criteria regarding the type of condition you have and the associated symptoms. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer will help you to evaluate whether your current medical condition is sufficient to qualify you for benefits.

If you should be able to qualify, your lawyer will help you to prove it so you can maximize the chances of getting benefits. 

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What Should You Do After Getting a Social Security Benefits Denial?

When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, it is not uncommon for your benefits application to be denied. In fact, more applicants get a denial initially than have their claim for disability income accepted.

The important thing is not to give up after your benefits are denied. Instead, the first thing you should do is to contact a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer who will help you to appeal the denial. 

What to Do After Social Security Disability Benefits are Denied

When your Social Security Disability benefits claim has been denied, contacting an attorney right away is important because:

  • Your attorney can help you to understand the reason for the denial. For example, perhaps you applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) when you didn't have enough work credits to qualify and you should have instead applied for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 
  • Your attorney can help you to take action to appeal within the deadline. You can appeal your denial, but you must act quickly so the time limit for appealing does not pass. If you don't appeal in time, you may have to start the entire application process over.
  • Your attorney can represent you throughout the appeals process. There are actually four stages of appeals that you could go through after your Social Security Disability benefits claim is denied. 

An experienced Los Angeles disability benefits attorney will work hard to help you maximize the chances of getting your benefits claim approved even after an initial denial. Contact an attorney today to find out how a knowledgeable legal advocate can work to get you the benefits you deserve. 

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Why is it So Hard to Qualify for Social Security Disability?

If you've become too disabled to work and started to look into qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits, you'll likely be dismayed to see the statistics. You'll probably come across data showing that more than half of all applications are denied, which can be frightening if you're counting on Social Security to provide you with income. 

While it is undeniably hard to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, a Los Angeles disability attorney can help you to take action to try to get the benefits you need. You should reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to maximize your chances of success. 

Why is Qualifying for Social Security Disability so Difficult

Qualifying for Social Security benefits is difficult for several different reasons:

  • The Social Security Administration has a really strict definition of disabled. You need to have a long-term medical condition that will last a year or longer or that will end in death. The condition has to meet specific criteria, such as being listed on the Social Security's listing of impairments, and you need to have specific symptoms. If your condition isn't a listed one, you'll have to show it is as severe. 
  • The Social Security Administration is strict about fighting fraud. This is why you need to provide detailed medical records showing proof of your ailment. 

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to submit a detailed, comprehensive application that will maximize your chances of getting benefits. We can also help you to appeal if your initial claim is denied, so give us a call as soon as possible when you need assistance in trying to get Social Security benefits for your disability. 

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What Could Cause Your Social Security Disability Benefits to End

If you're counting on your Social Security Disability benefits to provide your household income because you are not able to work, it's imperative that you understand how to maintain continued eligibility for benefits.

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to ensure you remain eligible for the income you need by advising you on the types of things that could cause your Social Security Disability benefits to come to an end. You should contact an attorney if you are concerned you might do something to jeopardize your benefits so you can learn about your rights and obligations and protect the money you have coming in.

What Could Cause Your Social Security Disability Benefits to End?

Your Social Security Disability benefits could end for several different reasons including:

  • Failing to comply with Social Security requests. If the Social Security Administration conducts a continuing disability review and you are asked to undergo an exam or provide information, you could lose your disability benefits if you fail to follow through on what's required of you. 
  • Improvement in your medical condition. If you improve and you are no longer so disabled that you cannot work due to your medical issue, you may become ineligible for benefits.  
  • Returning to work. If you begin working again and earn too much income, you could lose your benefits. The rules for attempting to work will vary depending upon whether you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). 

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer will help you to understand these and other situations where you could potentially lose benefits you were counting on, so reach out to an attorney if you're concerned about the future of your disability benefits. 

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Should You Try Working While on Social Security Disability?

If you receiving Social Security Disability benefits, you likely qualified for these benefits because you have a very serious medical condition that makes it difficult or impossible to work. 

While these benefits can provide you with monthly income that you need if you are disabled, you may become tired of not having a job and of having limited income come in. If you do, you may decide you want to try to branch out and find some type of work you can do. 

Trying to work while on disability benefits can sometimes make sense, but you could also jeopardize your benefits if you get a job and start earning income. Before you decide to attempt to return to the workforce, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer for help. 

Should You Try to Work While Receiving Disability Benefits?

Whether you should attempt to work while receiving disability income will vary based on many factors, but one of the most important is whether you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

The rules for working while receiving Social Security Disability Insurance are different than rules for working while receiving SSI, and you may have more opportunity to try to return to work while getting SSDI benefits than SSI income.  There is, in fact, a lengthy trial work period that you can take advantage of when on SSDI without putting the future of your benefits at risk.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer will help you to understand when working could jeopardize your benefits and what your options are to attempt to return to the workforce, so contact an attorney before getting a job.

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability Because of Schizophrenia?

If you suffer from schizophrenia, chances are good that this condition significantly interferes with your ability to work and may make working impossible. If this is the case, it is imperative that you talk to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer. 

You should be able to qualify for disability benefits on the basis of your schizophrenia but you will need to be able to prove that your condition is a long-term one that prevents you from doing any job for which you are qualified and that your condition meets the Social Security Administration's strict definition of disabled.  An attorney can help you to take the necessary steps to maximize your chances of getting benefits. 

Qualifying for Disability Benefits Because of Schizophrenia 

Schizophrenia is considered to be a type of mental disorder, which means it is listed in Section 12.00 of the Social Security Administration's "blue book." The "blue book" lists disorders or medical conditions that can typically be considered severe enough to allow a person to qualify for benefits, provided that individual has certain symptoms associated with the listed disorder. 

Schizophrenia is listed in section 12.03 of the blue book and the blue book indicates you should be able to qualify based on this condition if you have a medical diagnosis of delusions, hallucinations, disorganized thinking, or disorganized behavior or catatonia. If you have medical documentation of any one of those symptoms and you are also limited in understanding, remembering or applying information; interacting with others; concentrating; or adapting and managing yourself, you should be eligible for benefits. 

You can also qualify if you are diagnosed with schizophrenia that is considered serious and persistent, you have proof of ongoing medical treatment and you have minimal capacity to adapt to changes in your daily environment. 

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you prove you meet the criteria for being disabled based on schizophrenia, so give us a call for help as soon as possible if you want to qualify for disability income. 

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability After a Heart Attack?

Suffering a heart attack can be a life changing event. A heart attack may leave you out of commission during your recovery period and big lifestyle changes are typically necessary as a result of a heart attack. 

In many cases, you will be unable to work during your recovery period after the heart attack, which can add to your stress considerably. The good news is, you may potentially be able to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits to provide income to support you and your loved ones. However, you will not automatically receive these benefits just because you had a heart attack. 

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you to determine if you should be eligible for disability income on the basis of your condition. You should give us a call to find out about getting benefits as soon as you can after your heart attack so we can work with you to prove your eligibility and maximize the chances your benefits claim will be approved. 

Qualifying for Disability Benefits After a Heart Attack

Although a heart attack is a very serious medical event, it's a one-time event and Social Security Disability benefits are available for people with a long-term disabling condition. A heart attack, therefore, is not what qualifies you for benefits.

Instead, you may have an underlying heart condition that could make you eligible to receive disability income. For example, coronary artery disease is one of the most common causes of a heart attack. Coronary artery disease could qualify you for disability income under the ischemic heart disease listing in section 4.00 of Social Security's "blue book." 

The blue book is a listing of impairments that typically make you eligible for benefits. Since ischemic heart disease is listed, if you have this condition and can prove you have the associated symptoms, you should be eligible for benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can assist you in proving eligibility so you can get income coming into your home during your recovery. 

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with Back Problems?

Back problems affect millions of people and can be severely disabling. It is very common for back problems to interfere with your ability to work and it can be very stressful if you have a bad back and cannot earn income to support your family because of it. 

If you have back problems, you could potentially receive Social Security Disability benefits. However, because back problems are so common and many types of problems are hard to prove, actually qualifying for disability income can be difficult. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can assist you in submitting an application that maximizes the chances of getting benefits, so reach out to an attorney as soon as you have become too disabled to work.

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Back Problems

If your back problems are listed on Social Security's list of impairments, then you should be able to get disability benefits based on those health issues as long as you cannot work and can prove you have the specific symptoms the Social Security Administration requires for your impairment. 

The list of impairments is commonly called the "blue book" and it is divided into sections. Most back problems would generally be found within Section 1.00, which is the part of the blue book that deals with disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Disorders of the spine are listed as a covered condition in Section 1.00 of the blue book, as are soft tissue injuries.  

You'll need solid medical proof to show you have a listed disorder and the necessary symptoms so you can get approved for benefits. If your back issues aren't listed, you have to prove that your health issues are medically equivalent in severity to listed conditions. A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer will assist you in making a strong claim for benefits so get the help you need to maximize your chances of your claim being approved. 

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with an Immune Disorder?

When your medical condition stops you from working, you need to talk with a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney to find out if you can qualify for Social Security Disability income. Immune disorders can potentially qualify you for benefits, so if you have an immune disorder, it is important to learn the Social Security Disability rules so you can determine if you will be able to receive disability income to support yourself and your loved ones. 

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits with an Immune Disorder

There are certain specific criteria you have to meet to get disability benefits based on your immune disorder. Your disorder must stop you from doing any job you're qualified for and you cannot be engaged in substantial gainful activity, which is defined as earning a certain level of income. Your condition also has to be long-term.

If you meet these basic criteria, you'll still need to prove your immune disorder is severe enough to qualify you for benefits. You can do this by showing you have a disorder listed on the Social Security Administration's listing of impairments, which is informally called the blue book. You'll also have to show you experience specific symptoms associated with that disorder. You could also show you have a disorder equivalent in severity to a listed condition. 

Immune disorders are listed in section 14.00 of Part A of the blue book for adults. Some of the listed disorders include Systemic lupus erythematosus and Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), among others.

If you have these conditions, another listed condition, or any immune disorder severe enough to stop you from working, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney for help fighting for benefits.  

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with Cancer

Social Security Disability benefits are supposed to be there to provide income for people with serious disabling medical conditions. Cancer is often one of those conditions. However, there are specific requirements that you must fulfill in order to become eligible for disability income because of a cancer diagnosis.

A Los Angeles Disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine if you can qualify for Social Security Disability based on your cancer. If you should be eligible to receive benefits, an attorney can help you to apply and prove you are entitled to income. Contact an attorney as soon as you get sick because it takes time to try to get benefits. 

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits Because of a Cancer Diagnosis

Cancer and other malignant neoplastic diseases are included within Social Security's blue book, which is the Social Security's listing of impairments. If you have a condition in the blue book and have specific symptoms associated with that condition, you should be entitled to benefits as long as you can't work. If your condition is not listed, then you'd have to prove it was as severe as those that are in the blue book. 

Section 13.00 is the part of the blue book where cancers are listed. The blue book provides details on the criteria you must meet to become eligible on the basis of having soft tissue cancers of the head and neck, skin cancer, a soft tissue sarcoma, lymphoma, leukemia, and many other types of cancer. 

If you have cancer, you may also be eligible for expedited benefits if the cancer metastasizes, because metastatic cancer is considered a compassionate allowance condition. The application process is faster and easier for compassionate allowance conditions. 

To get help understanding your options for obtaining disability benefits because of your cancer, contact a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer today. 

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with a Mental Disorder

Having a mental disorder can be frustrating to cope with, as managing your condition is often difficult. Unfortunately, your disorder may also interfere with your professional life and prevent you from having a job. 

If you have found that your mental disorder makes it impossible for you to work, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer. An attorney can help you to determine if you are likely to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. If you meet the criteria for eligibility, your attorney can also provide the help that you need to submit your application and prove the severity of your mental disorder. 

Qualifying for Social Security Disability with a Mental Disorder

Mental disorders are treated just the same as any other condition by the Social Security Administration. That means you have to prove your disorder is severe and makes it impossible for you to have any job you'd be qualified for.

The Social Security has a "blue book," which lists different kinds of impairments that are usually severe enough to make you eligible to receive disability benefits. Mental disorders are listed within section 12.00 of the blue book.

If your mental disorder is found within section 12.00, you'll need to determine if you can prove you have the specific symptoms required to get benefits. If it's not listed, you could still potentially get disability income from the Social Security Administration but would have to prove it is medically equivalent in severity. 

Some of the mental disorders listed in section 12.00 include schizophrenia, cognitive disorders, depression, bipolar syndrome, and intellectual disorders. If you have been diagnosed with these or other listed conditions, or if you have other severe mental problems, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney for help today. 

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with a Neurological Disorder

Social Security Disability is intended to provide benefits for people with long-term disabling conditions. Many different kinds of conditions can allow you to qualify for disability income from the Social Security Administration. Neurological conditions are among those conditions that can sometimes make you eligible for benefits.

If you have a neurological condition, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to find out whether you can get benefits on the basis of your condition. Not being able to work can be frightening, but we will work with you to maximize the chances you'll get the benefits you need. 

Qualifying for Disability Benefits with a Neurological Disorder

The Social Security Administration restricts benefits only to people with very serious conditions. To qualify, you must have a condition listed in the Social Security's "blue book," which is what the Administration's listing of impairments is commonly called.

If your condition is listed, you also have to exhibit specific symptoms and have medical proof. If your condition is not listed, you need to show your ailment is equivalent in severity to those that are included. 

Neurological disorders that will entitle you to benefits are covered in Section 11.00 of Part A for adult conditions. Some of the conditions that are listed which could potentially entitle you to receive disability income include epilepsy, vascular insult to the brain, benign brain tumors and cerebral palsy. 

Having these conditions alone won't necessarily get you benefits- you'll still have to prove you meet the specific criteria including experiencing frequent symptoms and not being able to work in any job for which you are qualified. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney will help you to prove the necessary proof so you can get the income you need. 

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with a Congenital Disorder

Congenital disorders can be very serious medical conditions that can last for the long term. Many of these conditions make it impossible to work, which means that you may be eligible to receive disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration offers benefits through Supplemental Security Income, and Social Security Disability Insurance. To qualify for either benefits program on the basis of a congenital disorder, you'll have to show you have a condition that prevents you from working at any job for which you're qualified.

A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney will help you to prove your congenital disorder should entitle you to benefits.

Qualifying for Social Security Disability With a Congenital Disorder

Qualifying for disability benefits requires you to prove you have a condition on Social Security's listing of impairments, and associated symptoms with that condition -- or to prove you have a condition that is medically equivalent in severity.

The listing of impairments is informally called the "blue book" and it is divided into different sections. Congenital disorders affecting multiple body systems are included in section 10.00 of the blue book. Non-mosaic Down syndrome is the primary condition listed within this section of the blue book. If you have this condition and you can meet the specific criteria mentioned within section 10.00, you should be able to qualify for disability income provided that you can provide medical proof of your ailment and your limitations. 

If you have a different congenital disorder that is not listed, you will need to prove it is medically equivalent in severity. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney will help you to make your claim and prove why your condition is severe enough to qualify you for benefits. 

 

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with a Endocrine Disorder

An endocrine disorder can make working impossible, leaving you worried about how to support your family. The good news is, there are many endocrine disorders that can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits.

Social Security Disability can give you the peace of mind of knowing you have monthly income coming in. However, qualifying for benefits is difficult even when you have a covered disorder because the Social Security Administration is strict in which applications it approves and more than half of all claims for benefits are denied.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can provide you with help proving your endocrine disorder should make you eligible for disability income. Contact an attorney today to get the assistance you need to maximize your chances of a successful benefits application. 

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits With an Endocrine Disorder

To determine if you can qualify for Social Security Disability income on the basis of your endocrine disorder, you will first need to determine whether your condition is listed in the blue book, which is the informal name of a listing of impairments used by Social Security when determining benefits eligibility.

Endocrine disorders for adults are covered in Section 9.00 of Part A of the blue book. The Social Security Administration explains within the blue book the specific endocrine disorders which can potentially allow you to obtain benefits. This includes pituitary gland disorders, thyroid disorders, and adrenal gland disorders, among others. For each particular condition, the Social Security Administration also specifies the specific symptoms you must have for that particular disorder in order to make you eligible for coverage. 

Even when your condition should be covered, you can face challenges in getting your application approved because of the high denial rate in applying for benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help, so give us a call today. 

 

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Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability with a Skin Disorder

If you have a skin disorder, that condition may make it impossible for you to work. If you have found yourself in this situation, you should reach out to a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer to find out if you can qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

There are some skin disorders that can qualify you to receive disability income through the Social Security Administration, but you'll need to be prepared to provide proof of your medical condition and associated symptoms. 

Qualifying for Social Security Disability with a Skin Disorder

The Social Security Administration uses its "blue book," or listing of impairments to help determine who will qualify for Social Security Disability.

If you have a condition that is listed in the blue book, you should be able to receive disability income as long as you have solid medical proof you have the symptoms that the blue book says must be associated with your condition. You also cannot be able to work due to your condition and the condition must be long-term.

Skin conditions are listed in Section 8.00 of Part A for adults. Some of the conditions that can enable you to qualify include Bullous disease and Chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes.  If your condition is not listed, you will have to prove it is medically equivalent in severity to listed conditions. 

Proving you have a covered condition and that you should receive benefits can be difficult, even when you believe you should clearly be entitled to benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help, so contact an attorney as soon as possible when you get too sick to work. 

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