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 […]
How Can a Pre-hearing Brief Help My Disability Appeal?
A disability claim often contains hundreds of pages of medical evidence that the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is expected to review prior to a hearing. To avoid any evidence being overlooked, a written brief to the ALJ before your hearing can allow you to showcase important evidence, clarify any concerns and help you get better […]
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 […]
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 […]