This post discusses problems and Social Security . If your is preventing you from working, read on for how SSA will evaluate your claim for .
This article is not intended as medical advice regarding . Please seek medical treatment for your health and for your claim for .
There are two main types of SSA that you may be eligible for: Social Security Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based on the credits from the work you have done in your life, while SSI is a need based program. You must be found disabled under SSA’s Five Step Sequential Evaluation before you are entitled to either benefit.
In order to be found disabled, you need demonstrating the cause of your and how your affect your ability to work.
Types of Problems
can arise from , overuse, or . Common injuries are sprains, bursitis, meniscus tears, dislocations and fractures. Most minor injuries (strains and sprains) heal on their own while others require Via MedicineNet.com). If you injured your NC Workers’ Compensation). while working, you may also have an claim (
Avascular Necrosis) has similar to but it causes bone disease and eventual collapse. In my clients with Avascular Necrosis there progress from no to excruciating and back to no when the bone itself has died. (
(mechanical wear and tear) occurs when the cushioning between joints ( ) wears away. With the loss of eventually bones will rub resulting in , swelling, stiffness and decreased range of motion. can be caused by age, heredity or gender. Via WebMed . I frequently meet clients who have sustained injuries to their knees in their youth who have now developed with age.
to . issues are diagnosed by x-ray or MRI. Treatment for issues includes weight loss, medications, , injections (steroid or hyaluronic), braces and finally . can range from arthroscopic,
is usually not recommended for younger adults because of the chance it will have to be repeated later in life. In turn, can be difficult to recover from for older adults.
Can you receive Social Security ?
Severity is the ultimate issue with problems and Social Security . Your issues must last or be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months. Many people have treatment and are able to return to work in less than a year, but some do not.
The SSA will evaluate your claim for problems under based on 1.02, Major dysfunction of joint or under the Grid Rules. If you have been unable to work for a year or if you foresee that you will be unable to work for a year due to your problems, apply for as soon as possible. While treatment may be successful, it may take substantial time for you to heal.
The Bishop Law Firm represents clients in Raleigh, Cary, Durham and surrounding areas in North Carolina. If your problems are preventing you from working, call us today for a free Social Security case evaluation, (919) 615-3095!
Also read The Social Security Disability Process