Seeking Disability Benefits for All Types of Medical Conditions
If you have any physical, mental or emotional condition that prevents you from holding down a full-time job, you may be eligible for disability benefits under one of the Social Security disability (SSD) or SSI programs established by the federal government.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our experienced disability benefits lawyers help clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, and throughout western, central and upstate New York pursue the benefits they deserve. Contact us to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Understanding How People With Different Conditions Qualify for SSD
The Social Security Administration has a listing of impairments that are widely recognized as causing disability when they reach a certain medical point. These include epilepsy, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, HIV/AIDS, Crohn's disease, lung disease and many other illnesses.
However, your medical condition does not need to be listed in order for you to qualify for Social Security disability or SSI benefits. Conditions that may or may not fit into a listing include:
- Depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder
- Back and neck pain/spinal injuries
- Joint pain/arthritis /orthopedic injuries
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic obstructive lung disease/asthma
- Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Lyme disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)/Crohn's disease
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
This list is not exhaustive. Any condition, no matter how rare, that prevents you from working qualifies. Many of these conditions are difficult for medical professionals to identify and diagnose. We are familiar with what symptoms and limitations need to be established before you can be found eligible for SSD or SSI benefits.
Understanding How Your Condition Impacts Your Ability to Work
For SSD and SSI purposes, the type of medical condition that you have matters less than the impact it has on your ability to do day-to-day tasks that are relevant to the workplace. We will work with your doctor to make sure your medical records reflect the impact of your condition.