Arthritis can be a debilitating disease. You may not be able to pick things up, write, drive your car, cook, or perform other everyday tasks that used to be a breeze. Instead, everything is a struggle, and now you’ve had to stop working because you can’t function anymore.
However, with SSDI benefits, you could receive monthly checks to pay for your expenses and ensure that you don’t have to stress out so much. You just have to prove that you have arthritis and need those benefits to live.
How to Prove You Have Arthritis
Anyone who applies for SSDI has to show that they have been out of work for at least 12 months or they will be out of work for at least 12 months. Also, they must not be able to switch to another line of work.
Then, you need to state that you have arthritis — perhaps it’s rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis — and you must provide information about where treatment has occurred. SSA will then order the medical records and test results. Statements from people who are familiar with your condition could be helpful as well.
What If You Get Denied?
Many people who apply for SSDI on their own get denied. But with the help of an SSDI lawyer, you’ll have a much higher chance of getting approved. That’s because your lawyer will know the ins and outs of dealing with the Social Security Administration. If you get denied, they can help you appeal as well.
Working With Schott Law to Receive SSDI
If you need help applying for SSDI for arthritis, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.