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Common Medical Conditions

Common Medical Conditions

To qualify for benefits, your medical condition or disability must be considered severe enough by the Social Security Administration's (SSA) guidelines. Your disability is reviewed by a state examiner to determine if it is severe enough to keep you from being employed and earning a living. These examiners work for the government and have a huge backlog of applications. Therefore they deny most of the applications that come in as well as appeals that are made.

For this reason many people that get approved do so by having an experienced lawyer to represent them from their initial filing. Disability Action Advocates has worked with all types of people from homeless vets to disabled business owners. Our firm has nearly two decades of experience practicing exclusively Social Security Disability and we have helped many secure their deserved benefits.

Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits

Below is a partial listing of some of the kinds of medical conditions that may qualify to receive either Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or supplemental security income (SSI.)

  • Mental Disorders. These can include such conditions as depression, schizophrenia, autism and a number of others.
  • Malignant Diseases. Conditions include various types of cancer, types of leukemia and other diseases in this category.
  • Neurological. This category includes cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain injury and others.
  • Body System Impairments. In this category are included down syndromes, fetal alcohol syndrome and others.
  • Endocrine System. Diabetes and thyroid gland disorders are included with numerous others.

If you have questions about whether or not you qualify for benefits and which program would be the best for you, call our office and we will be glad to answer your questions. Many people have gotten approval with help from a representative since dealing with a government office like the SSA can be frustrating. To learn more about filing for disability benefits or insurance with the help of an attorney, contact us today!