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Physical Disabilities And Impairments

To decide whether an applicant for Social Security benefits is disabled, the Social Security Administration (SSA) uses what is called the “Blue Book.” When the agency reaches step three of its five-part disability evaluation process, it reviews the applicant’s medical history to determine whether his or her medical condition satisfies the strict requirements necessary to qualify as a disability.

When you are applying for Social Security benefits, or appealing from an adverse decision regarding your benefits, it is extremely important to properly identify the impairment or impairments from which you suffer from and to have strong supporting medical documentation on hand to support your claim. My experienced, dedicated Social Security law firm can make sure this happens.

Identifying Your Impairments

Physical impairments are identified in the Blue Book as disabilities that are severe enough to prevent a person from performing any gainful activity. There are 13 listed physical impairments with multiple subcategories. All of the identified physical impairments must be permanent or expected to result in death. We have helped people suffering from a variety of disabilities, including those involving:

  • Cancer of all types
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Blood disorders such as chronic and severe anemia or sickle cell
  • Back problems and other musculoskeletal conditions
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma and other respiratory conditions
  • Genitourinary impairment such as kidney failure or transplant
  • Chronic skin conditions that ulcerate or become infected
  • Hearing loss or sight loss
  • Heart conditions
  • Impairments affecting multiple body systems
  • Autoimmune conditions such as systemic lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, epilepsy/seizures, multiple sclerosis
  • Digestive problems such as liver failure and hepatitis

Getting You The Benefits You Need

There are many other conditions from which people suffer, such as diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia which are not listed impairment. These conditions are evaluated in a different manner.

Many different types of physical impairments can make it difficult or impossible to perform job-related tasks. No matter what condition you have, attorney Gary Jones and The Law Center for Social Security Disability are ready and willing to advocate on your behalf.

When you need a physical impairments disability lawyer who will work hard to demonstrate that your condition qualifies you for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, contact me at The Law Center for Social Security Disability in Oklahoma City for a free initial consultation. Call me at 405-896-8852 or fill out my contact form to reach me online.

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