Types of Disabilities Covered
Social Security Disability benefits help people who are not able to work because of an injury, illness or other medical condition make ends meet. A person who is approved for benefits gets a monthly payment that varies based on his or her prior earnings. The maximum benefit was $2,800 per month last year.
To be eligible for the benefits, you have to meet various requirements, including having paid a certain amount into the Social Security system through taxes on your pay over the years. You also have to show that a medical condition—or combination of conditions has left you unable to perform “substantial gainful activity” for at least one year.
There are a wide range illnesses, injuries and medical conditions for which a person may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Unlike for workers’ compensation benefits, you don’t have to show that your disability was caused by your job. Instead, you need to prove that you can’t perform substantial gainful activity. Contact a Garden City SSI disability attorney today to learn how we can help you prove your claim.
These are some of the most common disabilities:
- Neck, back and spine injuries: Whether it’s caused by a slip and fall or car accident or the result of a chronic ailment, these injuries make it tough for anyone to do their jobs. That includes not only people employed in positions that require physical activity, but also office workers suffering from severe pain and discomfort.
- Lung problems: These conditions often cause breathing difficulty that limits a wide range of day-to-day activities, including doing a job.
- Neurological conditions: Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke and various other impairments of the brain and nerve cells are commonly too debilitating to allow those who suffer from them to work.
- Mental impairments: These ailments can be just as debilitating as physical impairments. Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, for instance, are common mental conditions that can limit a person’s ability to work
It’s important to understand that this isn’t an exhaustive list. A full spectrum of ailments may qualify as a disability if they prevent you from performing substantial gainful activity. In some situations, a person’s injury or condition may be so severe that he or she is automatically considered unable to work.
How a Garden City SSI Disability Attorney Can Help You
If you or a loved one is considering seeking Social Security Disability benefits, it’s vital that you get the advice and counsel of a seasoned lawyer. At Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., our Garden City SSI disability attorney has significant experience helping people prepare, file, and defend disability benefits claims. We also have a record of proven success in the application process.
Our lawyers pride themselves on the personal attention that we give to each and every client. Attorneys work directly with clients to understand their unique individual circumstances and craft an approach that meets their needs.
To schedule an appointment with a Garden City disability attorney at Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, call 516-745-5666 or contact us online. We offer a free consultation, with convenient office locations in Garden City, as well as New York City, Shirley, Riverhead, and Ronkonkoma.