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Arthritis can severely affect a person’s ability to work

As people age, arthritis becomes more common and perhaps even more debilitating. While it can hit at any age, it may become much harder to work with more serious cases as people get older. People who suffer from this disease may be able to get disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

With over 100 kinds of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, where the cartilage loses its elasticity, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is an inflammatory form of the disease that affects people between the ages of 40 and 60 years old, there are many symptoms that can take place. People should see their doctors and consult a lawyer to see if their claim could qualify them for SSA benefits.

To qualify for SSA disability benefits, people should be able to show the severity of their symptoms, be prevented from working to their normal capabilities and figure out if they can do any other kind of work with less pain. If it is determined a person cannot do work on a regular basis, disability benefits could be won to help with money lost from loss of work.

The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates have successfully represented several hundred claimants afflicted with arthritis in obtaining disability benefits. It is important for claimants to inform their doctor of all pain and functional limitation complaints. Such records are critical evidence in securing Social Security disability benefits.