What Are The Disabilities Covered Under SSI?By Kenton Koszdin on July 19, 2021 | In Blogs
When you are disabled, you qualify for supplemental security income. That only applies to certain types of illnesses and diseases, however. In some cases, you may still receive the benefits if a medical evaluation occurs. This is because Social Security has decided that your sickness is medically equivalent to one of the illnesses on their list. Another exception is if your condition limits your ability to function so much that you cannot work or perform daily activities.
The most common disabilities that will offer you supplemental security income are the following:
- Cardiovascular issues such as having heart failure or coronary artery diseases
- Mental disorders such as autism, forms of depression, and anxiety disorders
- Skin disorders like eczema or dermatitis
- Back injuries and musculoskeletal issues
- Speech issues
- Sensory issues
- Illnesses such as asthma or other respiratory issues
- Marfan Syndrome
- Kidney disease
- Cancer such as myeloma and leukemia
- Liver disease
- Hematological disorders such as bone marrow failure and types of anemia
While many more illnesses qualify you for this type of income, this list contains the most common diseases that negatively affect people. Another area to keep in mind is that if you do not have an illness that matches this list, you may still file a claim to see if you have been approved for benefits. To be accepted, the condition must be considered a medically determinable impairment. People that have celiac disease, for example, are eligible though the disease is not on the list above. Before filing your claim, remember to have a medical evaluation so that you have evidence to show them that you have been injured and declared unable to function at your best.
Suppose you or a loved one has been denied Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits. In that case, it’s essential to get an attorney experienced in these types of issues involved immediately.
Call 800-438-7734 for your initial free consultation, either in our office or in the comfort of your own home. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security attorney in Van Nuys, can help you navigate the application process for the best possible outcome for you and your family.