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Qualifying Impairments for SSD

ssd attorney in Fairhope, AlabamaAre you disabled and hoping to get approved for Social Security Disability benefits? These benefits can make a significant difference in your life by making it possible for you to receive healthcare services at little or no cost. Along with receiving healthcare services without paying costly insurance premiums, you would also have access to money each month that you could use to supplement any part-time income you might be able to bring in.

The amount of money provided by the Social Security Administration each month would depend on how much you are currently earning, where you live, and what kind of disability you have. If you have a permanent disability and you get approved for SSD, you may continue to collect these benefits for the rest of your life. You simply need to know which impairments make individuals qualified to receive these benefits.

Heart Problems

Numerous heart problems are listed as qualifying impairments that would make an individual eligible for disability benefits. If you are suffering from a heart problem, you may need to take it easy and spend a lot of time at the doctor’s office for routine visits and examinations. When you have a serious and possibly life-threatening heart condition, you may get approved for social security disability benefits without too much trouble. Some of the following condition would qualify as impairments to the Social Security Administration:

  • Coronary artery disease. A form of heart disease, coronary artery disease occurs when deposits of fat are keeping the blood from flowing as freely to the heart. If you have this condition, you may experience chest pain, chest tightness, and have difficulty breathing. If your coronary artery disease keeps you from participating in assorted activities, you may be able to receive disability benefits because of the condition.
  • Congestive heart failure. The heart needs to pump blood, but if it is not doing a good job at completing this task, numerous complications can occur. As a result of congestive heart failure, you may feel dizzy, have a difficult time breathing, and be unable to complete certain tasks. If a change in diet has not helped with the condition, you could have your disability claim approved because the condition keeps you from taking on different types of physical tasks.

These are just two of the many heart conditions that could make you eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Many other heart conditions are life-threatening and are considered serious disabilities as well.

Stomach/Bowel Problems

Problems with the stomach and bowel can make it difficult for you to keep a job. If you are constantly running to the bathroom or regularly dealing with diarrhea or constipation, you might find yourself spending more time in the bathroom at work than anywhere else. If it is getting harder for you to complete tasks at work because of your stomach and bowel issues, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. These are a few of the stomach/bowel problems that could make you eligible for benefits:

  • Short bowel syndrome. If you have short bowel syndrome, it means that your gut is much shorter than the average gut. It would mean that your small intestine is not functioning the way that it is supposed to. When you have this syndrome, you may suffer from severe diarrhea that can cause you to quickly become dehydrated. Because of the seriousness of the condition, it is possible to get Social Security Disability benefits because of it.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome. When you have irritable bowel syndrome, all kinds of foods and beverages can trigger stomach issues, causing you to either experience constipation or diarrhea. If your IBS is making it hard for you to get to work and stay at work because you constantly need to use the bathroom and regularly experience stomach pain, you may be eligible for benefits.

Conditions of the stomach/bowel are serious and can cause a lot of pain. When you experience pain each day, it is hard to hold down a job because you cannot function properly or get nearly as much work done as you might need to.

Intellectual Disabilities

When an individual has an intellectual disability, they qualify for disability benefits. Some examples include speech impediments, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and fragile X syndrome. These are just a handful of intellectual disabilities that could prevent someone from working due to a lack of proper judgment and an inability to complete required tasks. If you have an intellectual disability, you should not have a problem receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Mental Illness

Even if your disability is not visible, it is still there. You could suffer from one or more of the many mental illnesses that make you eligible to receive social security disability benefits. Some of the mental illnesses that are widely recognized and understood include:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Assorted mood disorders, including bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Personality disorders, such as multiple personality disorder or borderline personality disorder

If you have a mental illness and you have been formally diagnosed by a medical professional, you can start the process of completing an application for benefits. Your mental illness may keep you from working and doing a lot of the things you used to love. Although you may look healthy on the outside, you can support your claims of having a mental illness by providing copies of your medical records and listing any mental conditions you have been diagnosed with over the past several years.

Think You Should Receive SSD Benefits? Reach Out to a Reputable Attorney Today

Do you have a qualifying disability? If so, you could fill out an application for Social Security Disability benefits and wait for approval to begin collecting these benefits each month. If you are not sure how to complete the application or you would like an attorney’s assistance to ensure that you are handling the situation correctly, we are here to help. At Walton Law, we have experience helping the disabled receive the benefits they need. Give us a call at 251-455-5819 or message us online to schedule a free consultation.

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