FREE EVALUATION
Are you receiving Social Security benefits?*
Has applicant been, or expect to be, out of full-time work for at least 12 months (earning under $980 in payroll checks per month)?*
Have you retained an attorney for your social security claim?*

Important Facts

  • What if I can't afford the medical care to get the medical documentation that I need for the social security administration? Usually there are other providers in the community that offer care at a reduced price or free...
    Important Fact
  • What if I can't afford the medical care to get the medical documentation that I need for the social security administration? Usually there are other providers in the community that offer care at a reduced price or free...
    Important Fact 2
  • Do I have to wait 1 year to apply for SSI/SSDI? No you should apply as soon as you become disabled if your condition is expected to last 1 year or more or it is expected to result in death...
    Important Fact 4
  • I missed the 60 day appeal deadline, do I have to start all over again? Not necessarily, if you can show that you had a good reason for missing your appeal deadline, such as being hospitalized...
    Important Fact 3
  • Do I have to wait 1 year to apply for SSI/SSDI? No you should apply as soon as you become disabled if your condition is expected to last 1 year or more or it is expected to result in death. ...
    Important Fact
  • What if I can't afford the medical care to get the medical documentation that I need for the social security administration? Usually there are other providers in the community that offer care at a reduced price or free...
    Important Fact

Disabling Conditions

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA)   definition of “disability”  is very strict. In essence, the SSA requires that you suffer from a medical condition that prevents you from being able to perform at your current or previous job and prevents you from performing other work. Further, the disability must be expected to last for at least one year or to result in death.

There is no limited set of conditions that qualify for Social Security disability benefits. In the end, any disease or disability that prevents you from pursuing gainful employment should qualify. However, you must demonstrate, through medical documentation, the full impact of your disabling condition to Social Security or you will be denied.

The most important factor is your inability to work, but it must be backed  up with medical documentation.  If you face multiple smaller problems or chronic pain, you can demonstrate to Social Security how they work together to create one disabling condition and results in your inability to return to any job.

For each of the major body systems, social security maintains a list of medical conditions that are so severe they automatically qualify you for disability.   If your condition is not on the list,social security has to decide if it is of equal severity to a medical condition that is on the list.

If you have been denied your social security disability benefits, let us help you get the benefits you deserve. Free, no obligation evaluation. Fill out the form to the left and we will contact you regarding your claim. Lisa Douglas is a licensed Registered Nurse and Arkansas licensed attorney. Let her put her medical experience and knowledge to work for you.

Social Security Disability