Common Medical Questions
Social Security Disability Benefit Answers
During the 20 years that we have been helping clients to obtain social security disability benefits, we often find them to be baffled and confused by the complex government forms and confusing materials that explain how to apply for benefits and appeal
denied SSD benefits. Below, you will find the answers to of the commonly asked medical questions.
What medical conditions qualify for permanent disability?
There is a listing referred to as the "Blue Book" which lists the SSA's eligibility criteria. Additionally, there are 113 conditions listed under the
Compassionate Allowance Program that qualify for expedited processing. They are too numerous to list here, but an experienced attorney from our office will be able let you know if your disability qualifies. There are conditions in most all major systems of the body as well as others.
What if I cannot obtain a note from my medical doctor?
A doctor's note can certainly aid the process of obtaining benefits. It is not, however, essential. We have won many cases without a doctor's note and we can probably help you also.
I have only been disabled for 3 months and I will not be able to pay my bills if I have to wait a year. What can I do?
This is a common misconception. You do not need to be disabled for a year to apply. If your disability is expected to last 12 months or more, you can receive benefits now. We can help you to understand what you need to do to show that your disability will last a year or more if there is any question about this.
Obtaining Quality Legal Assistance
We understand that you have questions and may have even been given information that is inaccurate or completely false. We are experienced professionals in the field of social security disability and have encountered every possible circumstance. We know how to provide the help that you need in pursuing disability claims. We can meet with you and give you a free consultation to evaluate your situation and provide you with our evaluation. A Reno Social Security disability lawyer at our firm can also advise you on how to proceed with your claim and help you through the process. We accept no fee from you unless we win your case.