Applying for Disability Based on Health Issues

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Applying for Disability in Illinois Based on a Physical Illness

Many do not usually think about illness when considering social security disability, but there are many kinds of physical illnesses that can prevent someone from doing his or her job. In other words, you do not need to be injured in an accident in order to be eligible for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Indeed, patients who suffer from physical illnesses such as cancer, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, and arthritis can also receive SSD support.

If you or a loved one suffers from a debilitating physical illness that prevents you from working, you might be thinking about applying for Social Security disability benefits. If you become disabled in Illinois, you can apply for Social Security disability benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (“SSDI”) and Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”). It will be important to have an experienced disability lawyer on your side throughout this process.

Proof of a physical illness may not be sufficient. There are numerous rules and regulations governing how the Social Security Administration evaluates your claim. The Social Security Administration is notorious for denying disability claims. You will need an experienced attorney on your side to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.

Attorney Marshall W. Conick, has extensive experience when it comes to social security disability benefits. We can assess your case and discuss your options for obtaining the benefits you need and deserve. If you have questions about applying for disability based on a physical illness, don’t hesitate to contact an Illinois disability attorney today.

Assessing Social Security Disability Benefits

When the Social Security Administration evaluates cases that involve physical illnesses, it looks at its listing of impairments which include some of the conditions identified below.

  • Fibromyalgia: this disorder involves widespread musculoskeletal pain that’s accompanied by other symptoms, including fatigue, sleep loss, memory issues, and mood issues, according to the Mayo Clinic. Fibromyalgia is a serious disorder that affects Americans’ ability to engage in fulfilling professional and personal lives every day.
  • Crohn’s Disease: this disease is part of a group of conditions that are typically described as inflammatory bowel diseases, according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Crohn’s disease, in short, is a condition that affects the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be seriously debilitating, preventing people from working and undertaking activities of daily living.
  • Cancer: cancers can affect nearly every part of the human body, and they can be severe and life threatening. Under the Social Security Administration’s disability evaluation system, Section 13.00 concerns malignant neoplastic diseases, which includes malignant, or cancerous, impairments.
  • Arthritis: as many people with arthritis know, this is a serious condition that affects the joints. For patients who suffer from arthritis, it can be nearly impossible to successfully complete duties associated with full-time employment. Arthritis is part of the larger group of musculoskeletal disorders that are evaluated under Section 1.00 of the Social Security Administration’s evaluation system.

These physical illnesses are only some of the ones covered by the Social Security Administration. Depending on where your physical illness falls within the evaluation system, you’ll need to provide evidence of your condition and other related materials in order to be eligible for benefits.

An Experienced Disability Lawyer Can Help

If you or a loved one currently suffers from a disability related to a physical illness, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. However, without the assistance of an experienced disability lawyer, you may have a long road ahead of you. Contact attorney Marshall W. Conick today for a free consultation.

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