Back Impairments & SSD Benefits
Social Security Disability Attorney Providing Assistance
One of the most common physical disabilities the federal
Social Security Disability (SSD) program receives applications for is back impairments. It can be difficult
to obtain SSD benefits for back problems if you do not have the appropriate
medical records to prove that your disability is caused by a qualifying
physical impairment, particularly in the spine. The U.S. Social Security
Administration (SSA) has a "disorders of the spine" category
for its qualifying list of impairments.
Because of this, individuals who are able to prove that they suffer from
back disabilities that are related to abnormal or injured spines are usually
more likely to qualify for SSD payments.
At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, we can help you evaluate your options
for SSD benefits and apply for these payments in the most effective way
so that you can increase your chances of approval. We can also assist
you if you believe you have been unfairly
denied for benefits for your back issues. We know that having a severe disability
that limits your ability to work can cause you major economic hardship.
It is our goal to help you obtain the financial support that you need.
Proving the Severity of Your Back Impairment
The SSA gives higher recognition to back problems that stem from compromised
spinal cords or the nerves surrounding the spinal cord.
Some examples of these types of medical conditions:
- Vertebral fracture
- Degenerative disc disease (the deterioration of one's spinal discs)
- Osteoarthritis (the breakdown of cartilage that protects joints)
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Herniated nucleus pulposus (slipped or bulged disc)
- Spinal arachnoiditis (pain from inflammation of the arachnoid)
Just as within any disability that is approved by SSA, it is necessary
to prove that the back impairment is extremely severe and is debilitating
enough to keep someone from earning substantial gainful activity (or earning
an adequate amount of income). In order to do this, you will need to have
the proper medical records backing up your claim, such as X-ray results
and other test results. It is very important to work with your doctor
to ensure that he or she has the information that is needed to conduct
a thorough evaluation of your condition.
Our law firm can assist you in this area, because we are closely familiar
with the SSA's disability criteria. Even if you do not believe that
you have one of the previously mentioned spinal impairments, there may
still be a way for us to help you prove that you have a qualifying back
disability. In addition to meeting certain medical requirements, those
applying for SSD benefits will also need to show that they have worked
and paid taxes for certain periods of time. Furthermore, the amount of
time that they must have gone without substantial gainful activity (or
the amount of time that they are expected to go without substantial gainful
activity in the future) must be at least 12 months.
Importance of Working with a Lawyer
Applying for SSD benefits can be both confusing and overwhelming, especially
if you are simultaneously dealing with severe back pain. Let The Zendeh
Del Law Firm, PLLC take some of the stress away from the process. We can
provide you with step-by-step guidance so that you can have a better chance
of becoming more financially stable.
Contact a Dallas Social Security lawyer from our firm today!