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How Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability AttorneyWhat is Social Security Disability?

Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplementary Security Income (SSI) are federal programs designed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Under the SSDI, individuals with a work history and medical problems that prevent them from working can receive a monthly benefit.

The SSI program was created particularly for children and adults who have not worked for enough time and are unable to currently work, due to their disability. If you believe you qualify for either SSI or SSDI, then it’s essential to speak with our office to help you understand the procedure and provide the information you will need to successfully obtain benefits.

What are the Medical Conditions that Qualify you for SSDI ND SSI?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a list of illnesses and diseases in the Blue Book that depending on severity, may qualify you for a Social Security Disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplementary Security Income (SSI) . Some of the medical problems include:

  1. 1. Arteries and coronary artery disease such as a cardiac arrest
  2. 2. Blurred deteriorating vision or visual impairment
  3. 3. Asthma
  4. 4. Epilepsy
  5. 5. Cerebral Palsy
  6. 6. Retardation
  7. 7. Degenerative disc diseases
  8. 8. Multiple Sclerosis and many other impairments

Despite the wide list of illnesses, impairments and medical conditions, you can still qualify for either SSDI or SSI if the illness is not listed on the blue book. Speak to our office to learn about the procedure to help you qualify for benefits.

The Disability Decision Process

The process of determining the true disability of an individual and their qualification for SSDI or SSI is based on medical evidence. The claim is then sent to the Disability Determination Services Illinois. A disability examiner will then analyze the claim and request medical evidence to ascertain the severity of the applicant’s disability. When the claimant’s illness and disability are listed in the Blue Book, about 20 to 25% of those cases are approved.

When you have applied for SSDI or SSI in Illinois, you will receive a written decision regarding your claim within the first 3 to 4 months. About 37% of the cases are approved, but if yours is not, don’t fret and discuss your case with our office.

If you wish to seek further information about this subject or set up a confidential case evaluation with an experienced disability lawyer, contact the law offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates, LTD at (800) 608-8881 and schedule a free consultation.