If you’ve been injured or have a serious medical condition, it can be difficult to earn a living. Disability is more common than you might think—it is estimated that a 20-year-old worker has about a 30% chance of becoming disabled before reaching retirement age. Losing a job because of injury or illness can be devastating to you and your family.
Fortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are available to many people in this situation. Grewal Law PLLC can help determine if you qualify for SSDI benefits, help you apply, and assist you if you need to appeal a determination. Obtaining SSDI benefits can be a complicated and time-consuming process. Let our Social Security Disability attorneys in Michigan help you navigate the system.
Contact us for more information today. Call (888) 211-5798 or fill out and submit an online contact form for a free consultation.
Which Medical Conditions Qualify You for SSD Benefits?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has what is known as the “blue book,” which outlines the various medical conditions that qualify an individual for SSDI benefits. In order to be eligible for SSDI benefits, your condition must match one listed in the blue book or be accepted as “equivalent” to one of the listed conditions.
The most recently updated version of the blue book (updated in 2018) includes the following conditions:
- Heart failure, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, and other heart conditions
- Back injuries and other types of musculoskeletal conditions
- Respiratory diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, MS (multiple sclerosis), and epilepsy
- Mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more
- HIV/AIDS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other similar immune system disorders
- Loss of hearing and/or vision
- Liver disease, IBS/IBD, and other digestive conditions
- Sjogren’s Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome, and other syndromes
- Kidney disease
This list is not exhaustive. You may still qualify for SSDI benefits if you have a disabling injury or condition not listed here or if you have a condition that is equivalent to one of the accepted conditions. Visit the SSA’s website to view the full list of conditions and disorders listed in the blue book.
How Our Firm Can Help
The process of applying for and receiving your SSDI benefits can be incredibly complex—even if you qualify. Many first-time applications are denied. However, we understand that you are likely counting on these benefits to get by. Our firm can help you work to secure the rightful benefits you are owed.
If you are just beginning the process of applying for SSDI benefits, our Michigan-based SSDI attorneys can help you gather and submit all of the necessary paperwork. This is an important step that can be critical to the outcome of your case. If your application has been denied, we can also help you appeal this ruling. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are here to answer your questions and guide you throughout the entire process. With three office locations, we proudly serve clients throughout the state of Michigan.
Call us at (888) 211-5798 to schedule a no-cost consultation with a member of our legal team today.