The Social Security Act defines a disability as the “inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.”
The most commonly approved disabilities for social security benefits include but are not limited to:
- Back injuries, including chronic muscle and joint pain in the back
- Nervous system disorders, including spinal cord disorders and neck pain
- Cardiovascular diseases, including congestive heart failure and other heart problems
- Mental illness, including depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and other behavioral issues
- Injuries that arose from accidents, including accidents that occurred on the job
- Respiratory disorders, including emphysema or severe asthma
- Migraines and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Digestive disorders, including chronic gastritis, pancreatitis, and appendicitis
The above is in no way a comprehensive list of injuries, disorders, diseases, or conditions that are approved by the Social Security Administration for benefits. If you have any condition that makes it difficult or impossible for you to work, you may still be eligible for compensation and benefits.
The first step to getting the Social Security Disability compensation you deserve is contacting a quality lawyer who knows how to protect your rights. Do not throw away your compensation because you did not have the proper counsel. We have a long history of success with disability cases and want to bring that experience and reputation to your case.