SSD Physical Impairments

Physical impairments can cause a wide range of hardships that can keep you out of work permanently. Some physical impairments limit range of motion, make it difficult to exert oneself for prolonged periods of time, or are so severe they make it difficult to leave the house.

The most common physical impairments that can qualify you for Social Security Disability (Social Security Disability) benefits include:

  • Heart disease
  • Back injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Lung diseases such as COPD
  • Stroke
  • Migraines
  • Diabetes
  • All types of cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis

Even if your condition is not on the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) list of qualifying impairments, a combination of disorders may make you eligible. As a disability attorney with more than 20 years of experience, I can help you understand your chances of qualifying for benefits.

I can guide you through all aspects of the process, including the initial application and appeals. With my law office in New Lenox, I serve clients throughout Will and Kankakee counties and surrounding areas in Illinois.

Social Security Disability Mental Health Impairments

A mental health impairment can be devastating to someone who is trying to maintain employment. Mental health disabilities can make it difficult, if not impossible, to concentrate, interact with others and to perform other functions that are necessary in work life.

Some of the mental health impairments that may qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits include:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia

Like physical impairments, you must have documented proof of your mental health condition before the SSA will accept your application. It is important to treat with mental health providers so you can establish a record of your disability and how it affects you.

Contact An Experienced Lawyer For The Help You Need

Whether you suffer from a physical or a mental disability, or a combination of the two, I am here to guide you through the Social Security Disability application and appeals process. For your free initial consultation, please call us at 815-320-2492 or contact my law office online.