The Social Security Administration tries to be as specific as possible when defining disabilities that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. This effort is an attempt to make adjudication of SSD claims easier, and leave little room for disagreement. Yet, as readers of this blog know, despite the SSA's efforts, the Social Security Disability process is full of gray areas. This is why even those who have their claims denied have the ability to appeal their denial in hopes of recovering the compensation they need.
One way to support one's claim, as was discussed in last week's post, is to utilize other medical conditions to support a finding of disability, even if those conditions themselves do not qualify as a disability. For example, obesity may significantly contribute to the requirements of a qualifying disability, but is not recognized as a disability itself. In individual in this situation may find it beneficial to present evidence of the qualifying disability in addition to the underlying medical issue that contributes to it.
At The Lawrence Law Firm, our team of legal professionals understand what the SSA is looking for when adjudicating a claim. That means that we develop every claim with the goal of meeting the federal requirements to receive disability benefits. We look not only for evidence to support not only the specific disability an individual may qualify under, but also any other medical conditions that may support a claim.
Our attorneys have years of experience handling disability claims. We know where a claim can run into trouble and how to avoid problematic issues with SSD claims. We utilize our knowledge of the process to give our clients the best representation possible, whether when pursuing an initial claim or appealing a denial. When an individual is unable to work and earn the wage they need to get by, we step in to try to help them find the financial relief they need.