Combined Effects of Impairments Must Be Considered in SSDI CasesBy Kenton Koszdin Law Office on September 8, 2014 | In Social Security Claims Process
When the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers whether you are eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, it must by law, consider the combined effects of your impairments.
What exactly does this mean?
Let’s say that you have a disability that may not, in and of itself, be considered a disabling impairment in the eyes of the SSA. However, many people suffering from impairment may also have emotional problems, such as depression, related to the impairment.
While claimants might be embarrassed to admit this, it would not be a wise idea to withhold this information during the claims process because the SSA may consider the combination of the impairments (say a chronic illness and depression) as reason to green light benefits.
The sometimes powerful side effects of pain relievers or depression medications taken to combat these impairments can be considered disabling enough to sway a decision maker to grant you SSDI benefits.
That is why it is essential that you receive the help and guidance of an experienced SSDI benefits attorney at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office in Los Angeles when you are going through the claims process. We will make sure that all of your impairments are considered and noted when you are seeking disability benefits.
Many people do not attempt to get the disability benefits they deserve because they don’t know that the SSA must look at all of your impairments when considering your eligibility. Don’t make that mistake. Let us evaluate your case to see whether you are entitled to SSDI benefits. Call us toll-free at (800) 438-7734 — or you contact us online.