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Does My Disability Qualify Me For Social Security Benefits?

Some of the most frequent questions we get from our clients have to do with whether their conditions qualify them for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. These are important questions that typically come with a great deal of confusion. Ultimately, obtaining benefits hinges on being able to show that the condition prevents you from performing any type of normal job-related task.

In many cases, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will argue that your condition is not such that it prevents you from doing any type of work. The argument is that, even at its worst, there is still some type of work you should be able to perform within the constraints of your condition. In these situations, it is important that you have an attorney who will fight to prove that your disability is legitimate and that you deserve all available benefits.

Helping Clients Suffering From Any Type Of Qualifying Disability

At the Law Offices of Melissa A. Proudian, we have over 30 years of experience in the handling of complex Social Security cases. We know the types of conditions that qualify individuals for benefits and the restrictions the condition must impose in order for them to be eligible.

In general terms, a person suffering from a condition related to any of the following categories is typically eligible for SSD benefits. Please note: this is not a comprehensive list. Contact us if your impairment is not mentioned below.

Physical illness or injury:

  • Respiratory illness or injury
  • Cardiovascular illness or injury
  • Digestive system impairments
  • Skin disorders
  • Hematological disorders
  • Endocrine system impairments
  • Neurological impairments
  • Neoplastic diseases
  • Immune system disorders
  • Fibromyalgia

Mental illness or disorder:

  • Depression and bipolar depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Agoraphobia
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Autism spectrum disorders

There are numerous impairments that fall within each of these categories that could qualify you for SSD benefits. We will conduct a thorough review of your case and provide an honest assessment of your eligibility. If we agree that your condition matches one of the qualifying disabilities, we will do everything in our power to see that you receive the full measure of benefits available.

Contact One Of Our Northern California Offices To Discuss Your SSD Eligibility

If you have questions regarding your condition and whether you qualify for SSD benefits, contact one of our offices in Fresno or Oakland to discuss your case with a lawyer or member of our professional legal team. Please call 559-554-1455 or contact us via email to schedule your free initial consultation.