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Social Security Disability

A disability can negatively impact not only your health, but also your ability to work, support yourself and/or your dependents, and pay for medical expenses. Cumulatively, these factors often take a physical, mental, emotional, and financial toll.

While Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits or Social Security Income (SSI) can help ease some of the financial burden, approvals for SSD do not come easily–even for those who meet government criteria. The majority of applicants are denied the first time they pursue benefits.

Being denied after your initial application for SSD benefits does not mean that you are not entitled to them. You have the right to appeal and have a judge decide your case. The attorneys of Taylor & Taylor Law Firm can help.

Who is Eligible for Social Security Disability?

When making an application for SSD, you must demonstrate to the government 1) that you have a disability and 2) that it is serious enough to prevent you from working. 

Your application may be denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA) if it concludes the following:

  • Your medical impediment is not severe enough to qualify.
  • You have enough functional ability to perform employment-related tasks.
  • You have the capacity to perform some type of new work.

To qualify for disability, you need to prove the following:

  • You have been struggling with your disability for at least one consecutive year.
  • You expect your disability to last for a year or more; or, your disability is terminal.
Examples of Medical Conditions That Qualify For Social Security Disability

Examples of medical conditions that generally qualify for SSD benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Blood disorders
  • Liver disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Amputations
  • Kidney disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Depression
  • Mental illness/disorders

You may have a disability not listed under SSA guidelines. In all cases of application or appeal, medical evidence is critical to proving your eligibility. 

Unlisted medical impairments or less common conditions can be proven via physical exam reports, blood work, and other tests like MRIs, scans, and X-rays. 

Your doctor(s) and medical records should provide ample evidence for your claim, however, our experienced team of attorneys know how this information should be presented. 

About Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits

SSD benefits include medical care and monthly cash payments for your living expenses. The amount of your monthly payment will depend on a variety of factors, including your income, what you paid into the system, your age, and more.

Why Taylor & Taylor Should Fight Your Social Security Disability Case

Getting the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits and/or Social Security Income (SSI) you need can be a complicated, frustrating process. Taylor & Taylor attorneys use their experience and acumen to help you navigate the system and optimize your chances for success.

Our team is well-versed in the Social Security application and appeals processes. We understand how to prepare your case for submission, ensuring the appropriate medical evidence is gathered, organized, and presented.

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