Social Security Disability Requirements
To be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a claimant must be disabled as defined by federal law. Essentially, the government pays disability benefits if you cannot engage in substantial gainful employment because of a medical condition that is expected to last more than one year or may cause your death. Applications are reviewed to determine whether applicants could do other work. Although these criteria appear straightforward, in practice they are quite complex.
At the Everett, Washington, law firm of Russell & Hill, PLLC, our attorneys provide answers to people with questions about SSI or SSDI medical requirements. We are fully conversant with the listings of impairments in the Social Security regulations and are able to help clients prepare applications that document how their condition meets the Social Security Administration’s disability requirements.
If you have questions about Social Security disability requirements, contact a lawyer at Russell & Hill. Call us toll-free at 855.212.9165 to learn whether you might be eligible for benefits.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
The listings of impairments in the Social Security Blue Book are detailed and use technical medical language. The listings are arranged by body systems — like a medical textbook — and include conditions in these and other areas:
- Musculoskeletal system
- Cardiovascular system
- Malignant neoplastic diseases
- Digestive system
- Skin disorders
- Mental disorders
We help people determine whether their disability is listed in the Blue Book and what medical evidence will be needed for a disability determination.
If your impairment is not listed, or does not meet the Social Security Administration’s listings requirement, we can still obtain a successful decision on your case. Your medical records and opinions expressed by your health care providers allow our attorneys to make the case that your ability to work is impaired to the point that you are not employable in a full time capacity.
Contact Us Today
For information about Social Security disability requirements, contact us by e-mail or call 855.212.9165 to schedule a free initial consultation.
We receive many referrals from former clients. They send their relatives and friends to us because they have experienced our thorough and diligent representation and know we do everything we can for our clients.
Come to Russell & Hill for the following services:
- Free initial consultations
- Weekday, evening and weekend appointments
- Phone consultations 24 hours a day in emergencies
- In-house Spanish translation
- A convenient location on Broadway in Everett
Author: James Hill