Fort Myers Social Security Disability Lawyer
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, one in five Americans lives with some form of disability. Many are able to cope, many are not. When you develop a permanent disability, your financial future can become greatly impacted. Many lasting injuries and illnesses keep people from being able to complete tasks that were once simple, such as driving to the grocery store. A permanently damaged back can make doing such simple tasks incredibly painful and timely. Being able to work 40 hours a week may be entirely unrealistic. Luckily, if you have contributed enough to the Social Security and Social Security disability funds through payroll tax (in your years of work leading up to the disability), you will be eligible for Social Security disability. Social Security disability is a vital tool for people that have to exit the workforce before the age of 65 due to health reasons, and is something that we all pay into. Contact our experienced Fort Myers Social Security Disability lawyers for more information.
The following are categories of disabilities that can qualify for Social Security disability, according to the Social Security Administration. Your specific injury or illness (within one or more of the following categories) must coincide with the administration’s guidelines for “automatically qualified conditions.” Otherwise, your case and condition must undergo additional examination.
- Musculoskeletal system;
- Special sense and speech;
- Respiratory system;
- Cardiovascular system;
- Digestive system;
- Genitourinary system;
- Hematological disorders;
- Skin disorders;
- Endocrine disorders;
- Congenital disorders that affect multiple body systems;
- Neurological disorders;
- Mental disorders;
- Cancer (malignant neoplastic diseases); and
- Immune system disorders.
Acquiring Social Security disability can be challenging, as, unfortunately, it is often left entirely up to the decision of someone who has never met you and has no true comprehension of your disability. There are certain types of automatically qualified conditions that sound exactly like what they are: conditions that automatically qualify you for Social Security disability if you are not currently working. (If you are currently working and your average monthly wage is equal to or over $1,130, you most likely will not qualify for disability, as you are currently proving that you can hold down a job). However, even the term “automatically qualified condition” can be somewhat vague and open to interpretation. For example, under musculoskeletal conditions, an overlying description used to define a disability is described as follows: “Functional loss for purposes of these listings is defined as the inability to ambulate effectively on a sustained basis for any reason, including pain associated with the underlying musculoskeletal impairment, or the inability to perform fine and gross movements effectively on a sustained basis for any reason, including pain associated with the underlying musculoskeletal impairment.” Other, more straightforward musculoskeletal automatically qualifying injuries consist of “amputation of both hands” or “hemipelvectomy or hip disarticulation.”
Contact our Fort Myers Social Security Disability Lawyers
Based on your injury, it may be an incredibly difficult condition to accurately prove and explain, or a fairly simple injury. Both can be problematic when attempting to qualify for Social Security disability. Half of those who apply are denied, which is why hiring an experienced Fort Myers Social Security Disability lawyer is crucial to your success. Contact The Pendas Law Firm today at 1-888-573-6327 to speak with one of our most popular lawyers today.