Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability because of a Physical Impairment?
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There are factors beyond our control that can make working incredibly difficult if not impossible. Certain physical impairments are regularly recognized by the SSA as the root cause of that difficulty. Bailey & Greer, PLLC has helped the disabled throughout Jackson, Memphis and West Tennessee obtain the benefits they need to survive since our inception in1986. We offer you practical guidance and personalized support throughout the process of applying for SSD, and can help you determine whether or not your physical injury or condition might make you eligible for benefits.
Commonly accepted physical impairments
The SSA offers a complete list of physical and mental conditions, along with thorough explanations of what those impairments are, on their website. The 13 categories include disabilities which affect the:
- Musculoskeletal System, including disorders of the joints, spine and limbs
- Special Senses and Speech, such as hearing or vision loss
- Respiratory System, including cystic fibrosis, asthma or recurring lung infections
- Cardiovascular System, such as heart disease or chronic heart failure
- Digestive System, such as chronic liver disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Kidneys, known as genitourinary disorders
- Blood, known as hematological disorders
- Skin, such as serious burns or genetic photosensitivity
- Endocrine System, which affects hormonal balances, such as pituitary or thyroid disorders
- Multiple Bodily Systems for congenital reasons, such as Down’s Syndrome
- Neurological System, including cerebral palsy or epilepsy
- Immune System, including HIV/AIDS and lupus
- Soft Tissues and Glands, known as Malignant Neoplastic Diseases, including different types of cancer or conditions affecting bone marrow.
A large proportion of these conditions are congenital, but others – such as serious burns and limb amputations – may be the result of a tragic accident. People who have been chronically disabled by these conditions may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if their conditions make them unable to work for at least one year.
Why choose Bailey & Greer?
We know that living with a disability can be difficult. You worry about your bills and your family, and you worry about your future. Our attorneys aim to assuage some of your fears. We explain the SSD process in clear, plain language, and we take your phone calls day and night. We assist our clients from start to finish, helping them gather the necessary documentation from doctors and employers as well as thoroughly reviewing and then filing the application. We are by your side during administrative hearings, and have the skills and experience to represent people whose initial claims have been denied. We are passionate about protecting the people we represent, and it shows in the level of care and professionalism we provide. This is why so many West Tennessee families have trusted us to protect them and guide them as they seek SSD benefits.
How can we help you obtain the SSD benefits you need?
If you suffer a physical impairment but are unsure whether or not you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, Bailey & Greer, PLLC, can help you. We provide the answers you need to start the next stage of the process. Please call 901.475.7434 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation in our Memphis office. We will travel to see incapacitated clients in Memphis, Jackson and throughout West Tennessee.