Applying for Social Security Disability benefits (SSD) can mean having to rake through stacks of complicated government documents. For someone who is just trying to get some assistance after being rendered unable to work after an unfortunate accident or debilitating illness, the whole procedure can feel needlessly intricate. Many people are left wondering whether or not their condition actually qualifies them for SSD insurance (SSDI).
Throughout the years, a listing has been created that is known as the Blue Book. Within its pages are a collected record of some of the most common medical conditions that qualify someone for SSD. However, it should be noted that having your condition included in the Blue Book does not guarantee you benefits; oppositely, not having your condition listed does not guarantee that you will be denied SSDI.
The Blue Book mentions a wide variety of medical conditions, such as:
- Aneurysm of aorta
- Crohn’s disease
- Fracture of leg or arm
- Major dysfunction of a joint
- Spine disorders
There is No Reason to Delay
In order for you to qualify for SSDI, your medical condition, whether it is common or rare, will usually need to debilitate you for 12 months or more. People often see this number and start to worry, “How can I wait a year if I need help now?” Thankfully, this is nothing more than a misunderstanding.
You do not need to be hindered for a year to gain qualification. Instead, you need to be afflicted by a condition that is expected to hinder you for at least a year. This means you can see your doctor right away to determine if your ailment or injury is severe enough to persist for a full 12 months.
At Disability Action Advocates, our Reno Social Security Disability representatives have seen case after case in our 20+ years of practice. If you are hurting from an injury and need financial support while you recover, SSD might be the solution for you, so please do not hesitate to contact us. We genuinely want to see you comfortable again.
Be sure to call (888) 401-3920 to request your case evaluation today.