Social Security Benefits: When You Are Disabled and Can't Work Anymore
If you have a disability and the prognosis is that your disability is expected to last a year or more (or one that has lasted that long) and your doctor says you cannot work anymore, you may be able to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. And Binder & Binder® can help. Our advocates represent tens of thousands of people each year throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and all U.S. territories.
The people we help are affected by many different types of accidents, injuries and pain that prevent them from working. If you're suffering from a disabling condition, contact us to talk about getting the benefits you need.
Here are just some of the types of disabilities our clients have experienced:
- Mental health problems
- Orthopedic injuries (problems with bones, muscles and joints)
- Cardiac/vascular disorders (problems with the heart, blood and circulation
- Neurological disorders (problems with the nervous system)
- Sleep disorders
- Blood disorders
- Diabetes mellitus
- Auto-immune diseases / AIDS and HIV
- Stomach, intestine and liver disorders
- Pulmonary disorders (lung and breathing problems)
If Your Pain Affects Your Life, You Maybe be Eligible for Disability Benefits
You can be approved for SSD benefits based on any medical condition or diagnosis regardless of whether that condition is specifically listed as an impairment by the SSA. Why? Because the SSA focuses on your residual functional capacity — what you are able to do despite your pain — instead of just the diagnosis.
You can be approved for disability for a broad range of injuries, illnesses, disabilities and impairments — not just the ones listed here. From depression to diabetes to Crohn's Disease, at Binder & Binder® we may be able to help you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits based on what your physician says in your medical report.
While many people will be approved for disability benefits based on medical conditions included in the SSA impairment listing manual, many more will be approved based on consideration for their current limitations, age, educational level and past work experience. It is important to learn more from a disability advocate or lawyer.
Talk to us about your situation. Call us at 1-800-66-BINDER or complete our online contact form. We have locations nationwide and serve clients all over America from California to New York — no matter where you live.