Knee pain injuries are so common that the Social Security Administration (SSA) must conduct serious vetting for anyone applying for Social Security Disability Benefits (SSDI) due to a knee or back injury. At the bare minimum, you should be unable to work due to the pain from the injury in order to qualify. However, getting benefits may be difficult because there are other requirements necessary to qualify besides pain. Here is a short list to reference if you want to apply for SSDI:


1.You have a diagnosed medical condition that is causing pain that will last at least one year.

You must prove that your condition will cause serious pain for a long period of time and will prevent you from working in order to qualify for disability. You must go to a doctor to be tested and diagnosed in order to prove that you are experiencing this pain in your knee and/ or back.


2. Provide copies of medical documents from your doctor.

Your claim will be examined thoroughly by the SSA to point out fraud, so you must provide all evidence you have at your disposal to earn disability benefits. Consider seeing a chiropractor as well as your general practitioner for treatment and diagnosis. You can never have too much evidence, and some important pieces include, but are not limited to:

  • Your full medical history
  • MRIs
  • Any Test results
  • X-rays of the Injured Area
  • Diagnoses


3. Make sure you meet all qualifications for SSDI.

Many factors are considered when you pursue disability benefits and it is important you provide correct answers when asked about them. This may include questions about your age, income, work history and more. Make sure you meet the requirements to apply for SSDI before beginning the process. Work with an experienced medical professional who can assist you in providing the information you need such as the PG County knee pain doctor.


4. Hire a Lawyer to Help You Apply

If your knee or back pain is preventing you from doing your job, it may be time to consider filing for disability. Sadly, the process is not easy and a small mistake may forfeit your application. Most people get denied when they apply the first time for numerous reasons. If you have a SSDI attorney to guide you through the application process, you have a much better chance at receiving the benefits you need. If you seek counsel after you are denied, they can help you take legal action if necessary.


Thanks to authors at The Pain and Arthritis Center for their insight into Injury and Chiropractors.