Every year, thousands more Americans have disabilities that qualify for disability benefits. These disabilities prevent people from earning a living for themselves and for their families. They develop functional limitations due to their disability, meaning there are some tasks that they are simply unable to do.
Without seeking professional help, their problems can become serious. These people can either suffer in silence or apply for disability benefits. Social Security Disability benefits are available to every person who has a disability that qualifies for benefits. While hiring a disability attorney can be the best way to make sure you have a strong case – some disabilities are awarded benefits more often than others.
In this article, we’ve listed those conditions that receive benefits from the Social Security Administration most often.
Common Disabilities That Qualify for Disability Benefits:
Over 300,000 children and over 50 million adults are reported to have some kind of arthritis. Arthritis is a common disability because there are over 100 kinds of arthritis. The conditions relating to this disease can cause symptoms like stiffness, chronic pain and swelling.
Even though some kinds of arthritis are manageable, there are some cases that can be seriously damaging for people. A severe case can leave a person incapacitated with no means of coping. Because of this, that person can no longer earn a living for themselves or for their family, and that is why they have to apply for disability benefits.
For people who have arthritis and are unable to function, Social Security Disability benefits can be helpful.
2. Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease is a kind of osteoarthiritis that happens in the spine. It is a disease that is very common among Americans. Over 3 million Americans of all ages have this disease in some form. The symptoms of this disease include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Numbness in Limbs
- Pain while performing tasks
People who suffer from Degenerative Disc Disease face problems when they have to work. Because of their inability to function as they were previously able to, they are unable to care for themselves or earn a living for their family.
For people who are crippled with Degenerative Disc Disease, Social Security Disability benefits are the best option to help them earn an income.
Cancer is an incredibly dangerous disease that is caused when the cells inside the human body start dividing uncontrollably. The consistent division of these cells builds up tumors inside the body that often make it hard to function. The most common kinds of cancer are:
- Breast cancer
- Skin cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
Depending on how serious the case is, a person’s ability to function can be compromised. They can also feel immense pain in their body, and there’s also a need for necessary medical equipment and procedures. These procedures and the side effects of these procedures can often cause a person to apply for Social Security Disability benefits.
Applicants that have severe, invasive and incurable cancers can apply for disability benefits. In the most significant cases, your attorney will know how to try to get your claim expedited, as well.An approved application from the SSA ensures that your health is your number one priority. If you’re a person looking to apply for SSDI benefits, Kahn and Associates can help. We charge fee on a contingency basis so we don’t get paid until you win.
In most cases, paralysis is more of a symptom than a particular diagnosis. Paralysis is a condition that causes loss of muscle control or feeling in the body. It is most often thought of with spinal chord injuries, however it can also be due to:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Physical Trauma
And many other disabling conditions.
Apart from restricting a person from use of parts of their body, paralysis can also cause several other problems. Those problems can be:
- Bowel issues
- Loss of sexual ability
- Mental disorders like depression
People who do suffer from paralysis can certainly apply for disability benefits. If you’re a looking to apply for SSDI benefits, Kahn and Associates can help. We charge a fee only on a contingency basis so we don’t get paid until you win.
1. Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a disease that damages a person’s central nervous system. This damage harms a person’s movement and typically gets worse over time. The symptoms of this disease include:
- Slowed movement
- Stiffness in the limbs
- Loss of coordination and balance
Currently, there are over 200,000 people in the United States that are affected by Parkinson’s disease. While there are methods that can help you cope with the disease, there is no cure. To qualify for disability benefits, applicants must show symptoms of limitations in their legs and/or arms. These limitations can then cause problems in sitting down, maintaining balance while walking, or lifting heavy objects.
Because the disease has a debilitating nature, it is common for people to apply for disability benefits. These benefits can help you receive a monthly income to support yourself.
This list certainly isn’t exhaustive. There are several other conditions that can be disabling and can make you entitled to disability benefits. These diseases can include:
- Chronic migraines
- Autoimmune system disorders
- Digestive system disorders
- Respiratory system disorders
And many others.
It is understandable that when an individual is out of work, their ability to pay for an attorney is impacted. That is why Kahn and Associates takes most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not require any payment unless we are successful in securing benefits for you.
To learn more about your rights under the Social Security Disability laws call our FREE Disability Hotline at 1-866-4-MY-SSDI (469-7734) to speak with one of our friendly disability rights advocates who, once they obtain all the required information, will evaluate your claim in 60 seconds or less. Alternatively, you can fill out our FREE Disability Case Assessment form and one of our representatives will contact you immediately.