Social Security Disability
Have You Been Denied Social Security Disability?
It is estimated that 67% percent of Social Security Disabilities are denied the first time. In many cases, these applications are denied because a person did not submit enough information, because the person makes too much money, and failure to follow the treatment protocol established by a doctor.
Regardless of the reason that you were denied, your chances of getting approved will be much better if you have a Louisiana Social Security Disability attorney with Morrow, Gates & Morrow. Our knowledgeable attorneys will help you prepare the documents you need to file for Social Security and appeals as necessary.
What is Social Security Disability?
Many people associate Social Security benefits with growing old. But, in addition to the Social Security retirement benefits available after age 62, those who are unable to work as a result of disability may be entitled to benefits irrespective of age via the Social Security Disability system.
Generally, a person who has worked a good portion of his or her life, paid into the Social Security system, and then becomes unable to work due to injury, illness, or disability is eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.
The SSA also maintains a list of conditions and impairments that automatically qualify an applicant as disabled. These include:
- Amputation, joint dysfunction, select fractures of bones in the arms and legs, soft tissue injury, and other musculoskeletal trauma and conditions
- Vision, hearing, and speech loss
- Respiratory disorders
- Chronic heart failure and other cardiovascular issues
- Disorders affecting the digestive system
- Chronic kidney diseases
- Bleeding and bone marrow disorders
- Chronic skin conditions and infections
- Hormonal imbalance stemming from endocrine system disorders
- Multi-system congenital disorders
- Brain tumors, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological disorders or trauma
- Mental illness and intellectual disability
- Certain cancers
- Immune system disorders
However, it is important to remember that every condition is not listed in the SSA Blue Book. For example, diabetes and fibromyalgia are not included in the Blue Book. And, it is also important to remember that you do not need to have a physical medical condition to qualify for Social Security Disability. People who suffer from mental disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may be eligible.
The only way to know for sure if you or someone you love is eligible for Social Security Disability benefits is to apply. And, in most cases, your initial application is just the beginning.
The Importance of Social Security Disability
Disability is a subject that many people do not like to think about. Most people go to work every day and do not think about what will happen if they are unable to work. However, it is estimated that 25 percent of 20-year-olds today will be disabled by the time that they reach age 67. Social Security benefits ensure that people will be able to take care of themselves and their families if they become disabled.
When the Unexpected Happens, Call Morrow, Gates & Morrow
Social Security Disability benefits are administered at the federal level, and therefore the rules for applying are intimidating. But, you’re not alone. Call the experienced Social Security Disability attorneys at Morrow, Gates & Morrow who will use their knowledge and skills to help you through the application or appeals process to pursue your full benefits.
Contact us today at (337) 942-6529. We will provide you with a free case evaluation and have the experience to guide you through the entire legal process.