Social Security pays benefits to individuals who are unable to work due to medical conditions that are expected to last for at least one year, or will result in death.

There are various severities of the symptoms people who live with disorders and diseases may suffer from, and this is a factor the Social Security Administration looks at when determining your eligibility for benefits.

If you have been diagnosed by a physician or medical practitioner as having a medical condition that is disabling you from working, Social Security benefits may be available to you while you. If you have been to a doctor who has documented that you cannot work because of your deteriorating health or disabling condition, then you should consider applying for benefits from the Social Security Administration.

There are many conditions that may qualify a person for benefits. 200019060-002The best thing to do is to talk to an attorney. 

Mental health disorders such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, or panic disorder may be qualifying conditions.

Physical disabilities that are caused by diseases or injuries can also prevent a person from working again.

If you are suffering from any debilitating health conditions that altogether cause you to be unable to work a job and make a living for yourself, you should consider applying for SS benefits. It is advised that you speak with an attorney who can help you understand how to do so. At times when a person is trying to recover from a physical or mental health condition, the process of applying for benefits can be daunting, confusing, and discouraging—all the more reason to seek assistance from someone who understands the process and can manage your claim for you.

It is also important to speak with your physicians and health care providers about what you are experiencing and seek treatment, and a record of this can be included with your application for SS benefits.

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MANAGING SYMPTOMS AND DAILY ROUTINES 

Diseases and disorders may affect a person physically and emotionally—living with symptoms can create chaos in one’s life, and the ability to manage day-to-day living may become difficult to do and create stress and anxiety. Worry about the future may lead to feelings of depression. Symptoms of anxiety and depression, while in most cases are treatable conditions, may become far more severe and chronic and create an additional ill affect on you while you are trying manage a health condition. It may take a team of medical professionals to help you stay on a track toward wellness and provide enough support for you to maintain emotional stability and self-care routines. In addition to seeing a doctor, therapists are medical providers who play an important, supportive role in helping a person who lives with a disease or disorder experience a quality of life. Therapeutic methods such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, physical therapy, and aqua therapy can provide an holistic approach to improving your health. Counselors and social workers may add direction and strategy to your wellness plan, helping you work toward small and large goals. Health centers, typically affiliated with area hospitals, may offer support groups  with people facing similar challenges that meet together in a casual setting to share and offer advice on how to manage symptoms and stressors. It is also very common today to find helpful information on a hospital’s website or from online podcasts—(here is an example: http://myhealth.umassmemorial.org/Wellness/Backandneck/ ).

Achieving a level of control over emotions and establishing ways of handling everyday events will help you make decisions for your life moving forward with a disabling health condition. Legal advice for someone who needs to make decisions is individualized, based on what the person is facing, where they are in their life (young, mid-life, or nearing retirement age)—with all factors being considered.

UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY LAW 

Disability laws were created to provide an income to a person if their medical condition(s) is severe enough to prevent them from doing work to earn an income for themselves.

Making a claim for Social Security Disability can be challenging for those unfamiliar with the process or are dealing with difficult symptoms from their medical condition. Having an attorney representing you can increase the likelihood your claim is accepted, as well as answer your questions when they arise.

There are no fees charged to you for contacting an attorney for answers to your questions regarding your claim and how it is being handled. Call today for a free consultation.


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