A person may be considered disabled depending on the severity of the health condition he or she is suffering from.
Also, the disability must be severe enough to prevent a person from work activity.
Here’s a list for social security disabilities, impairments, and types of medical conditions that may get you qualified for insurance benefits.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITIES (Continued)
Asthma - Respiratory disorders
Carpal tunnel and other hand impairments
Cervical spine - Orthopedic disorders
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Connective tissue disease
Coronary artery disease
Depression and anxiety
Disorders of the eyes and ears
Hips - Orthopedic disorders
Lower back - Orthopedic disorders
Neurological Diseases and disorders
Organic brain syndrome
Peptic ulcer disease
Shoulders, knees, ankles and feet - Orthopedic disorders
Side effects of medications and treatment
In order to qualify to receive disability insurance one must:
Have previously worked in jobs covered by Social Security through their FICA taxes
Suffer fro a health condition that meets the government's definition of disability
Have an impairment that may last for at least 1 year or results in death
The average social security benefit is $1200/month (including retirement and survivor benefits). The payments could go to as much as $2500/month for high wage earners. Receiving worker's comp income can reduce a social security disability benefit.
In 2012, more than 3.2 million people have applied for the either Social Security Disability or Supplemental Social Security Income in the U.S. Some predict funds will dry up by 2017 if the federal government doesn’t take action.
Claims have increased by 25% over the past 5 years, and have created a backlog of over 1 million overdue follow-up reviews for current recipients.
SSD denial rates are also continuing to climb to historical levels. For that reason, it is always a good idea to hire a social security disability law firm to help with the application process and increase your chances of approval.
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