There are many types of disabilities that could qualify someone to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. These disabilities range in severity from permanently disabling to life-threatening conditions. If you feel that your medical condition is preventing you from being able to do your job for at least a year, or could result in your death, you might also be able to qualify for Social Security benefits.
Here are some of the most common disabilities and medical conditions in this regard:
Back and neck pain
Back and neck pain can be so severe that it leaves you bedridden or unable to concentrate on the job task at hand. For the purpose of seeking Social Security benefits, t’s important to recognize the difference between a bad case of back pain and a disabling condition that prevents you from going to work on a daily basis. With proper documentation of your back pain and neck pain, you might be able to qualify to receive vital financial assistance from the government.
Heart conditions can be fatal and can also be made worse by job-related stressors. It’s important to seek medical attention immediately for any kind of heart-related illness. It’s also important to determine if you qualify to receive disability benefits, which will serve as a potential lifeline of financial support while you’re unable to work.
Cancer is often a fatal disease, but it can also be temporarily disabling. If a doctor confirms that your cancer will leave you unable to work for at least a year, or if a doctor confirms you have terminal cancer, this could qualify you to receive Social Security Disability benefits.
Do you feel you can qualify for Social Security assistance? Our team of Social Security Disability attorneys is available to help you navigate the often-complicated process of qualifying for this form of government financial assistance.