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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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. ...
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  • 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

Social Security Disability Medical Conditions Listing of Impairments

Social Security Disability Medical Conditions and a List of Impairments
Most of the impairments listed are of a permanent nature or are likely to result in death. Or, the listing carries a clear statement of the duration of the impairment. For all other listings, medical evidence must be provided to establish that the impairment has been present for twelve months or is expected to last for this length of time.

The criteria present in the Listing of Impairments are used to evaluate claims for disability benefits under the Social Security disability insurance program and payments under the SSI program.

Even if your medical impairment is not present in the list, you can still qualify for social security benefits. If your medical condition limits your ability at working and earning a livelihood then you can apply for benefits. Your condition must be supported by medical reports are relevant diagnostic procedures. It should impact your ability to stand, sit, bend, walk, and use your hands and legs effectively.

Diagnostic procedures include x rays, blood tests, scans, progress notes, mental health records, MRI, etc.

Your medical records need to be recent and over a period for which you claim disability. Records from a time too far back in the past will not have any bearing on your current state of disability.

It is not uncommon for claimants to present their case with incomplete medical records. Here, the services of an attorney can prove invaluable. They can go over the medical records to ensure that these contain all the information required by the SSA.