What Qualifies As Social Security Medical Impairments And Limitations?

For many people, one week without a paycheck can be difficult. And for most people who work for a living, missing a significant amount of time from work can cause severe financial hardship. Add to that a medical impairment or limitations, and the stress can seem overwhelming.

You may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if:

  • You have a qualifying medical or mental condition or impairment that has lasted one year, is expected to last one year or is expected to result in death.
  • You have paid into the Social Security system through your payroll taxes.

The list of qualifying disabilities appears to be endless. However, some conditions are not considered SSD medical impairments. A skilled attorney from our law firm can help you understand if you qualify. The Cummings Law Firm, P.A. provides experienced legal guidance to disabled individuals seeking SSDI benefits as well as Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Talk to our Charlotte attorney about qualifying physical and mental disabilities. Call (704) 376-2853 to arrange a free initial consultation.

Do I Have a Qualifying Medical Condition?

To qualify for SSDI under the Social Security Act, you must have a medical condition (physical or mental illness) and/or impairment or condition or a combination of two or more health issues that are so severe that singularly or in combination, they prevent you from performing any of the jobs that you have held in the past 15 years as a typical worker. Additionally, your health problems must prevent you from performing any other job generally available in the economy, taking into account your age, education and work experience.
These types of qualifying SSD medical impairments fall into the following categories:

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Special senses and speech
  • Respiratory system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Digestive system
  • Genitourinary impairments
  • Hematological disorders
  • Skin disorders
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Mental disorders
  • Malignant neoplastic diseases
  • Immune system disorders

We Can Assist You With Medical Documentation

You will be required to provide the Social Security Administration with medical documentation regarding your illness or impairment. Our skilled Social Security Disability attorney guides clients through this process.

Can Children Get Social Security?

Yes, they can. Children who qualify can receive SSI benefits. As with adult claims, if you are applying for benefits for a disabled child, you will need to provide medical evidence to prove the disability. You must also provide documentation of any diagnosed medical conditions and in the case of mental or behavioral disorders, any school and/or psychiatric records that will show that the child is disabled.

Contact Our Charlotte Qualifying Physical Disabilities Lawyer

If you need assistance regarding SSI or SSD medical impairments, contact The Cummings Law Firm, P.A. online or call us at (704) 376-2853. We offer free initial consultations.