When you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, the Blue Book is the medical guide that is used to determine if you qualify for disability benefits. In Section 1.00 of the Blue Book, reference is made to “ambulate effectively.” According to the Blue Book, to ambulate effectively means to experience an extreme limitation with your ability to walk because of an impairment that causes a serious problem with your ability to start, continue or finish activities.
How is Ambulate Effectively Measured?
The inability to ambulate effectively could be caused from various medical problems, such as a stroke or a neurological disorder, or it could be the result of an accident, such as a fall or a car crash. If you are unable to ambulate effectively, your entire life is affected. You will be considered unable to "ambulate effectively" if you cannot perform any one of the following activities:
- Stand from a seated position
- Balance while standing
- Walk without use of crutches, a walker, or a wheelchair
Consult With A Social Security Attorney
If you have difficulty ambulating effectively, you might qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. With the help of an attorney, your odds of a successful claim are much greater. You will need to supply medical records and other documentation to support your claim. To get your disability claim on the right track, consult with a disability attorney today! You have nothing to lose with a free initial evaluation.