At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our attorneys provide answers to people with questions about SSI 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.
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.
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:
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 Russell & Hill, PLLC, to find out more about your SSI medical requirments by filling out and emailing our Case Evaluation Form or call our toll-free number at 425-728-7467 to schedule a free initial consultation.