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 […]
How Do I Request a Social Security Disability Appeal Hearing?
If you were denied benefits after a reconsideration of your disability claim, you have the right to request a Social Security Disability appeal hearing. This can be done in one of three ways. A hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) may offer you the best chance at overturning the decision. Below, Dayes Law Firm […]
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 […]
Status Updates to Expect During the Disability Hearing Process
If your initial and reconsideration disability claims have been denied, you have the right to appeal the decision in a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). However, many claimants do not realize that once you reach a disability hearing at the appeals level, there are several steps that must be taken before and after […]
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 […]
Can I Get My Social Security Disability Hearing Scheduled Faster?
Most applicants initially denied disability benefits have to wait nearly a year or more to get an appeals hearing scheduled. Other factors may also delay a Social Security disability hearing, such as the availability of an administrative law judge or funding issues. It can be especially difficult to wait on a decision if your disabling […]