By: Darrell Castle
How are you supposed to pay your bills when you can’t work? Millions of Americans are in this situation because of a medical injury. They have an injury directly hindering their ability to go to work and make a living.
Instead of letting these people fall through the cracks of society, there’s a system to support them financially. And that’s Social Security Disability Insurance.
When it comes to the “disabled,” you may think of the handicap signs with a wheelchair illustration. But you don’t have to be unable to walk to receive Social Security Disability Insurance.
To qualify for disability insurance, you have to prove you’re MEDICALLY unable to work. And the three injuries listed below are pretty common in the disability world.
If you have trouble seeing, then you’ll probably have trouble working.
People can become legally blind for various medical reasons. It means they have low vision. And having low vision can make working very difficult, especially if you have a job that requires you to drive or work on the computer.
The Social Security Administration considers you legally blind if your vision can’t be corrected to better than 20/200 in your better eye. Or if your visual field is 20 degrees or less in your better eye.
And you don’t have to meet the SSA’s requirement for legal blindness to qualify for disability. You can still apply if your low vision is hindering your ability to work.
Sometimes hand injuries are temporary and won’t affect you for very long. And that’s how you’d like it. But unfortunately some hand injuries are lingering — maybe even permanent.
Hand injuries can range from chemical burns and amputation to carpal tunnel and pain from repetitive work activities. You can injure one OR both hands.
Almost every job requires some use of the hands, so these longterm injuries are pretty prominent in Social Security Disability cases.
Back injuries are the most common disability. And because disability examiners see so many, the requirements are strict.
To qualify for benefits, you must have a back impairment such as spinal stenosis, nerve root compression, a chronic herniated disc or arachnoidtitis.
But again, if your back injury hinders you from working, you should apply for Social Security Disability — or at least talk to an experience disability attorney about your situation.
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