Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits in Mississippi?
If you have been injured or ill and are no longer able to earn a living, you may be desperate to find financial assistance to support you now and in the future. In many situations, Social Security Disability Payments may be exactly the solution you’re looking for. A local attorney who is familiar with Social Security Administration policies and procedures can assist you in obtaining the benefits you deserve.
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
The definition of a disability is quite precise in the world of Social Security. It essentially means that you are not only unable to do the kind of work you’ve done in the past, you’re also unable to adapt to some other type of work. And the situation can’t be something temporary, like a broken leg; it must be a debilitating condition that is anticipated to last for a minimum of one year or longer, or be an ailment that will ultimately result in your death. Although every situation is different, certain conditions are known to be debilitating and are listed as qualifying conditions by the SSA. Other conditions may be considered disabling in particular cases. The listing manual includes a number of medical conditions that qualify for assistance, including the following:
- Issues related to musculoskeletal difficulties, including osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Avascular Necrosis, and chronic back pain, to name a few.
- Cardiovascular problems such as coronary artery disease or heart failure;
- Mental and/or emotional conditions like schizophrenia, anxiety and depression, and autism;
- Neurological disorders including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy;
- Cancers, including brain cancers, breast cancer, and others.
Qualifying for Disability Benefits
When applying for disability benefits, you are required to submit a variety of documents related to your previous work history, your medical condition, the prognosis of your health situation, your skills and education, and your ability to join the workforce in some capacity. All of these issues are then investigated and weighed by the Social Security Administration’s Disability Benefits Department.
Waiting to Hear from the SSA
Sometimes the time it takes to get a response from the Social Security Administration can be frustrating, particularly while dealing with a serious health issue. If your application is denied, the appeals process can be complicated lengthy, and infuriating. That’s when the help of an experienced Jackson Social Security benefits attorney can be a godsend.
Certain medical conditions qualify for Compassionate Allowances. These are health issues that meet the requirements for benefits from the SSA nearly automatically, including a number of cancers, brain disorders, and rare childhood conditions. While the list of such conditions is fairly lengthy, some of the most common health issues that generally qualify for a Compassionate Allowance include:
- Acute Leukemia;
- ALS/Parkinsonism Dementia Complex;
- Child Lymphoma;
- Early-Onset Alzheimer’s;
- Pleural Mesothelioma.
If you are struggling with a serious medical condition, the last thing you feel like doing is wrestling with the requirements of a major bureaucracy like the Social Security Administration, That is why having the agile and efficient legal team at the office of Derek L. Hall, PC on your team is such a practical and positive idea. Let us handle the SSA; you work on feeling your best. To get our heavy-hitters working for you, contact our Jackson office today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.