ELIGIBILITY FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS

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Are You Eligible for Disability Benefits?

Often, Americans who qualify for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits delay filing a claim, or fail to file altogether, due to confusion regarding eligibility.

In the "big picture," you likely qualify for benefits if your condition matches the Social Security Administrations general criteria, which reads "To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you have to prove you are or will be disabled for 12 consecutive months or more, from a recognized impairment."

In the "small picture," a handful of physical and psychological conditions make up a majority of successful claims.

Physical conditions include:

  • Arthritis, and neck, hip and knee injuries and conditions
  • Amputation and loss of limb
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
  • Back injuries and other related conditions, including disc problems and scoliosis
  • Cancer and leukemia
  • Heart disease and other cardiovascular problems
  • Strokes
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries
  • Multiple sclerosis

Psychological conditions include:

  • Depression
  • Battered wife syndrome
  • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
  • Dyslexia and other learning disabilities
  • Addiction
  • Schizophrenia, Bi-polar disorder and autism
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Psychological conditions resulting from head trauma

In the end, eligibility requirements lead to only one firm conclusion — that eligibility requirements are confusing and, often, arbitrary. The Social Security Administration has assigned a specific number to several illnesses and matching your condition(s) correctly to the government’s criteria is difficult, yet essential.

At the New Lenox, Illinois, law firm of Marshall W. Conick, Attorney at Law, we understand Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits eligibility requirements, and have helped hundreds of clients determine eligibility and successfully obtain benefits. For a no-charge discussion of your rights, contact our firm.

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If you have questions regarding Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability benefits eligibility requirements, don't drive all the way to downtown Chicago. Instead, contact our firm which is conveniently located in New Lenox, just off Route 30. We offer free initial consultations, are available for evening and weekend appointments, and charge no fee unless we win. To contact us, call (630) 953-9055.

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