Social Security Disability: Impairments & Illness
Can I Get Social Security Disability in Philadelphia?
The Social Security Administration maintains a list of impairments for which individuals may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Each disabling impairment or illness has specific criteria that need to be met in order to qualify for benefits. In many cases, the Social Security Administration will ask for detailed documentation including medical records, physician information, employment history, and educational background, as well as personal statements regarding the severity and extent of your impairment or illness.
Medical Conditions Qualifying for Social Security Disability
The Social Security listings of impairments and illnesses are separated into categories of related medical conditions.
The impairments are listed under the following categories:
- Musculoskeletal system;
- Special senses and speech;
- Respiratory system;
- Cardiovascular system;
- Digestive system,
- Genitourinary impairments,
- Hematological disorders,
- Skin disorders,
- Endocrine disorders,
- Impairments that affect multiple body systems,
- Neurological and mental disorders,
- Malignant neoplastic diseases, and
- Immune system disorders.
More specifically, some of the impairments and illnesses that may result in eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits include:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS);
- Back and neck conditions;
- Bipolar disorder;
- Carpal tunnel syndrome;
- Crohn’s disease;
- Chronic heart disease;
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD);
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD);
- Hearing loss;
- Leg, Knee & Foot Impairments;
- Multiple Sclerosis;
- Personality disorders;
- Rheumatoid Arthritis;
- Seizures; and
- Spinal cord injuries.
These medical conditions, as well as a host of other disorders and injuries, may qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits if they prevent you from working, or “engaging in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA).”
Hire an Experienced and Qualified Social Security Disability Attorney
If you become disabled because of an impairment, illness, or disease, first and foremost, you need to take care of your medical needs. Then, you need to consult with a qualified and experienced Social Security Disability attorney. The Social Security regulations and laws can be rather complex and confusing. Many individuals who may be eligible for benefits may become frustrated when their benefits are delayed or denied because their paperwork is incomplete or they did not submit the proper medical evidence. A disability lawyer can guide you through the process.
At Silver & Silver, our Disability benefits lawyers have handled thousands of Social Security Disability claims over the last 40 years for clients with various impairments and illnesses. You can count on our diligent Disability attorneys to completely and thoroughly prepare and present your case in a professional manner to the Social Security Administration. We will ensure that you have all the appropriate medical evidence and that the paperwork is submitted correctly and in a timely manner.
Contact our Philadelphia Social Security Disability attorneys today at 610-658-0500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your disabling impairment or contact us online.
With our law offices headquartered in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, we are conveniently located to represent clients throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region including Delaware County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Bucks County and Berks County, as well as the Southern New Jersey communities of Camden County, Burlington County, Salem County, Gloucester County and Cumberland County.