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Disability benefits for spinal cord injuries

It isn’t easy dealing with a spinal cord injury, and according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5.6 million Americans are trying to survive with this affliction. Most are paralyzed and were injured when they were young. While there is no bright side to being injured this severely, these people can get help in the form of Social Security disability benefits.

“Disability under Social Security is based on your inability to work,” The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s website said. “You are considered to be disabled under Social Security rules if you cannot do work that you did before and it is decided that you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s). Your disability must also last or be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.”

Even though many people can be seriously affected by spinal cord injuries, it isn’t easy getting approved by the Social Security Administration for benefits and many will have to appeal. For any applicant to successfully gain benefits, they must show medical evidence that shows their medical troubles. The website said the best evidence in many spinal cord injury cases can be the applicant’s doctor.

Credible medical evidence is always necessary to proof a disability case. Physicians reports and progress notes, hospital records, therapy records, function reports, lab tests, MRI’s and X-ray reports can all support a claim for Social Security disability benefits. The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates are experts in establishing the proof necessary to win these benefits.