The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates a variety of physical impairments for disability, including crush injuries. A hand or finger crush injury can leave you with decreased motion, a weakened grip and an inability to flex your fingers. This can make it difficult to perform most job duties. If you have suffered a crush injury […]
Muscle and Ligament Disorders Covered by Social Security Disability
Musculoskeletal disorders affect the muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments. Many people suffer from severe muscle and ligament problems that make it difficult or impossible to continue working. There are numerous musculoskeletal disorders that may qualify you for Social Security Disability (SSD), as long as your symptoms are serious enough and you have sufficient medical evidence […]
Filing for SSD for an Amputation
Amputation, such as the loss of an arm, hand, leg or foot, can be caused from complications due to an existing disease, infection or a traumatic accident on the job. If you have suffered an amputation that renders you unable to work, you may be eligible to obtain Social Security Disability under certain circumstances. Not all […]
Skin Disorders That Qualify for Disability Benefits
Certain skin disorders can cause immense pain and discomfort, which can make it difficult to perform daily activities and work. Many skin disorders are severe enough to be completely disabling. If you suffer from a serious skin disorder, you may be eligible for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Social Security Disability […]
Can I Work with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Collect Social Security Disability?
To qualify for Social Security Disability, your condition must be severe enough to keep you from performing daily tasks. This means that if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, it must prevent you from being able to work to collect disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides […]
Receiving Social Security Disability for Bone Fractures
It can be difficult to obtain Social Security Disability for bone fractures because they normally heal in a few weeks or months. You must have a condition that lasts at least a year to qualify. However, bone fractures that improperly set or heal may take longer than a year to recover, if at all. If […]
Disability Payments for Nerve Damage
Nerves can be damaged after being injured in an accident and due to certain medical conditions. Signs of nerve damage could include tingling in the hands and feet and muscle weakness in the arms or legs. Depending on the extent of damage to the nerve, it can heal on its own or become permanent, even […]
How Does Social Security Determine if My Osteoarthritis is Disabling?
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can affect any joint in the body, including in the hands. The cartilage between the joints slowly starts to wear down, causing the bones to rub together without a cushion. This rubbing can result in mild inflammation, stiffness and pain. While most people with osteoarthritis can function with […]
Is Tendonitis a Qualifying Condition for Disability Benefits?
Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, which connects the muscle to bone, and can be caused by repetitive movement over a long period of time. While tendonitis can occur in any tendon, it is most common not only in the shoulders, elbows and knees, but also in the wrists. If you suffer from chronic […]
Will I Be Eligible for Disability If I Lose Function in My Hand?
If your ability to work has been compromised by a hand-related injury, you may be able to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administrations (SSA). This is true regardless if you have suffered nerve damage that has caused muscle function loss in the hands or you have a degenerative condition that causes numbness in […]