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The Types Of Disability That Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits
To qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you must qualify as disabled under the relevant law. Social Security law recognizes several ways someone can become disabled, including:
- Work-related disabilities. This includes both traumatic injuries, like a fall from a height, and injuries that gradually build up over time, like chronic back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Disabilities sustained in an accident. If you sustained a long-term or permanent disability in an auto accident, a slip-and-fall or a similar incident, we will help you show that you qualify for SSD benefits.
- Serious medical conditions. The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes several permanent conditions and terminal illnesses as disabling for SSD purposes. These include many forms of cancer, heart disease and cerebral palsy.
- Serious mental conditions. Similarly, a serious mental illness that prevents you from working can qualify you for SSD benefits. Conditions can include schizophrenia, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
At Bollenbeck Fyfe, S.C., our team of attorneys has more than 100 collective years of experience working in the Fox Valley of Wisconsin. We will help you make your SSD application. If you have already applied and been rejected, do not worry. The SSA turns down most applications, and it is common for people with legitimate disabilities to have to pursue an appeal to get their rightful benefits. We will put forth a strong case grounded by the facts that will show your application was wrongfully denied.