If you have injured one or both hands, you may be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Whether you qualify and for how much depends on a number of unique factors, including:
- As in most SSDI cases, your age will play a part. The older you are, the more likely you will be to receive SSDI because of a perceived difficultly in learning new tasks or working around the disability.
The severity of the injury
- If you’ve hurt both hands instead of just one, your chances of obtaining Social Security Disability Insurance are much higher. Likewise, if the injury causes chronic pain, your chances improve.
How long it will take to recover from the injury
- The longer it takes to recover, the more likely you will be able to obtain SSDI. If the injury will heal in less than a year, your chances will be reduced.
Whether you have other injuries
- If you’re injured elsewhere besides your hands, the cumulative impact of all of those injuries can help your SSDI case.
Other SSDI factors
- In many ways, hand injuries are just like other injuries the SSA considers. Factors like education, work experience, and more can have an impact. See our SSDI resources page for more information.
As you can tell, the case really depends on the individual. If you have a hand injury and have applied for SSDI but were denied, our Memphis Social Security Disability attorneys may be able to help.
Contact us today or call (901) 327-1212 to talk with an attorney for free about your SSDI appeal. We’ll answer any questions you might have and help you get started on obtaining coverage.