Michigan Disability Benefits Lawyer

What Qualifies as a Disability Under Social Security?

Losing your primary source of income because you can’t work is a tremendous financial burden. When you factor in the cost of ongoing treatment for your impairment, it can be devastating. Health insurance only takes care of so much, so disability insurance may very well be your financial lifeline in a time of hardship. It’s crucial to know: Is your disability eligible for SSDI benefits? The Mike Morse Law Firm can help answer that question for you.

Defining a Disability

The Social Security Administration defines a covered disability as a medical condition that prevents you from working for at least one year, or which will result in death. Under Supplemental Security Insurance, disabled children under the age of 18 are also eligible for certain covered disabilities.

The SSA provides listings of impairments for adults and children which qualify for SSDI or SSI benefits. This is not an all-inclusive list, however. The SSA can, and often does, consider other impairments eligible for coverage. The basic criteria for qualifying as a disability is that the condition be medically equivalent to a listed impairment. The Mike Morse Law Firm has helped many clients who had unusual disability circumstances to receive the benefits due them.

Residual Functional Capacity

For a disabled adult, the amount of work he or she can do is measured by something called an RFC (Residual Functional Capacity) assessment. Essentially, it determines what type of job, if any, they can perform productively, on a full-time basis.

To establish your impairment as a disability, you need complete and accurate medical records, and work history. Many eligible workers are denied SSDI benefits because of incomplete records or technical errors. That doesn’t have to be you.

Contact Our Disability Attorneys For Help

Your chances of getting your social security disability claim approved for benefits improve significantly when you hire an attorney with SSDI experience. The Mike Morse Law Firm is a team of lawyers with the knowledge, expertise, and compassion you need to ensure you have the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve. Contact us for help with your social security disability benefits claim.