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Understanding SSDI Benefits: Does Your Disability Have to Be Permanent for You to Qualify?

Understanding SSDI Benefits: Does Your Disability Have to Be Permanent for You to Qualify?

Understanding SSDI Benefits: Does Your Disability Have to Be Permanent for You to Qualify?

Benefits from Social Security Disability (SSD) may be a lifesaver for those who are disabled and unable to work. Additionally, SSDs are often the only form of assistance available to those who are unable to work, making them more than just a convenience—they are a lifesaver.

However, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has regulations and restrictions just like any other government program, so it’s important to be aware of them before applying for SSDI benefits.

The first thing to understand is that receiving benefits does not require your condition to be permanent. If an application meets the requirements, the SSA will offer benefits, which typically last until the applicant is able to resume regular employment. Work incentives, a set of government regulations, assist people in getting well and returning to work.

However, it does not follow that a temporary disability will be accepted. Continue reading to learn more about the qualifications. Then contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 if you require help.

What disability types qualify for SSD benefits?

According to the SSA, there are numerous factors that may make someone eligible for SSD benefits. These ailments are unique to adults. Keep in mind that the samples only cover a few different kinds of disability within each category.

  • Muscular-skeletal conditions. This can include conditions including arthritis, spinal curvature, and paralysis.
  • Speech and sense disorders. This can include hearing loss, speech difficulties, blindness, or other visual impairments.
  • Respiratory conditions. Emphysema, asthma, chronic obstructive lung illness, and cystic fibrosis are a few examples of what falls under this category.
  • Circulatory system issues. This can widely refer to a number of ailments that impair the heart’s and/or circulatory system’s proper operation.
  • Digestion issues. Inflammatory bowel disease, undernutrition, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage are examples of digestive problems.
  • Genitourinary conditions. Conditions that can lead to chronic renal disease fall under this category.
  • Hematological conditions. Anemias, thrombosis, lymphomas, and myelomas are examples of hematological conditions.
  • Skin conditions. This includes diseases including ichthyosis, persistent infections of the skin, and inherited photosensitivity disorders.
  • Endocrine problems. Unbalanced hormones in the body are a symptom of endocrine disorders.
  • Congenital diseases. Some forms of Down syndrome and other congenital diseases fall within this category.
  • Neurological conditions. Neurological conditions include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy, and comas.
  • Mental illnesses. This can include schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, OCD, autism, eating disorders, and illnesses linked to traumatic events.
  • Cancer. Except for some cancers linked to HIV, many different forms of cancer are listed.
  • Illness of the immune system. Several immune system conditions that lead to immune system dysfunction fall under this group.

Even if a person’s medical condition isn’t listed in the SSA’s rules, they may still be eligible for SSD benefits. To persuade the SSA that the person deserves the benefits, though, may require more work and justification. Your SSDI attorney can help. Contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 for help today.

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