Before Applying for SSD - Eligibility

Are Any Disabilities Pre-Approved for Social Security?

60 million people in the United States currently receive monthly Social Security benefits.

While the majority of these benefits aid older, retired Americans, a large portion is comprised of Social Security disability insurance (SSDI). If you are looking to apply for SSDI, it is useful to learn how the Social Security Administration evaluates disabilities.

If you have a very severe disability, or perfectly meet the SSA's guidelines for being disabled, you may have an easier time getting approved than others.

What Are The Qualifying Conditions for SSDI? (Updated for 2024)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to disabled workers that meet all medical and technical qualification rules.

To get Social Security disability through this Social Security Administration (SSA) disability program, you must have worked and paid into the Social Security system through taxes. You must additionally be able to meet a disability listing for one of the many qualifying conditions for SSDI. Complete the Free Case Evaluation above to get assistance with your SSDI claim.

What Are the 4 Types of Neuropathy?

When diagnosed with neuropathy it is important to understand the different types of neuropathies and how they each might affect one’s life. Being aware of the symptoms and limitations will help you to take the right actions needed after being diagnosed with this medical condition like applying for disability benefits if the individual is one is out of work for a long duration of time due to the diagnosis. To be eligible for disability benefits your neuropathy should be expected to last for at least 12 months.

What is the Social Security Disability Blue Book?

If you are applying for a disability benefit from the Social Security Administration (SSA), you will need to use the SSA’s Blue Book to find your medical condition. In the Blue Book listings there is a list of medical conditions that cause severe disabilities which qualify for disability benefits. As long as you can find your medical condition there shouldn’t be any delays being granted disability benefits.

How To Decide If It’s Time to Apply for Disability Benefits

If you are unable to work because of a medical condition, and you are expected to be out of work for at least a year, now is the time to apply for disability benefits. Disability benefits are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA).

To qualify, you must meet specific criteria. The monthly benefits can be used to help cover medical care and to help with basic living expenses. This is a closer look at deciding when the time is right to apply for disability benefits.

Common Disabilities That Qualify For SSDI

There are some conditions that commonly qualify for disability benefits. This is a breakdown of a few of the conditions that commonly qualify for disability benefits. The medical condition would normally be so severe that the claimant would be unable to work for at least 12 months. There are a range of medical conditions which are eligible for disability benefits such as cancer, arthritis, heart disease, degenerative disc disease, vision loss and neuropathy.

Social Security Disability Benefits by Age

If the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made a decision that your medical condition doesn't meet a disability listing in their Blue Book but you are unable to work in your last job and you are over 50 years of age it will refer to the "grid rules" to decide whether you are disabled. There are grid rules for different age ranges which the SSA uses to determine if you are eligible for social security disability benefits.

What You Can You Do to Help Your Disability Benefits Claim

If you have been injured or diagnosed with an illness which stops you going to work and earning a living and you believe you qualify for social security disability benefits, don’t expect your claim to be automatically approved.

It is important to be proactive about you claim by filing paperwork on time, seeing your doctor on a regular basis, and staying in contact with your disability attorney. If you don’t do this your claim may be denied and the appeals claim can be a slow and lengthy process.

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