You are disabled, and now you need financial help to pay your bills and other basic expenses. Thankfully, you could potentially receive assistance in the form of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Before you apply for benefits, learn more about the conditions that could qualify you for it.
Conditions That Qualify You for SSDI
The conditions that could make you eligible for SSDI are listed in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book under Part A, which is for disabled adults. There are 14 categories of diseases or disorders that could qualify you for benefits.
Some of them include musculoskeletal disorders of the spine, chronic joint pain, amputation, digestive system issues like bowel or liver disease, respiratory illness like asthma and cystic fibrosis, blood and skin disorders, neurological disorders, congenital disorders, immune system diseases, and cancer.
Getting Approved for SSDI
To apply for SSDI, you must have worked for a certain amount of time and paid into Social Security. You also must meet the medical requirements and have the proof to back up your claim that you have a disease or a disorder. The proof you’ll need is going to vary based on the condition, but it could include medical records including test results, a list of your prescriptions, and testimonies from your friends detailing the fact that you are dealing with an illness or disability.
Getting approved can be tough since you’re required to fill out a lot of complicated paperwork when applying. Most people end up getting denied. But with the help of an SSDI lawyer, you’ll have a better chance of receiving benefits.
Working With Schott Law
If you need help with your SSDI, 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.