Knee Pain and Disability

Knee pain injuries are extremely common, so the Social Security Administration (SSA) vets anyone applying for knee pain-related disability. They want to make sure your injury is bad enough to get disability status. To qualify for SSDI, you should be unable to work due to the pain from the injury. However, that still might not be enough. If you have knee pain and disability application questions, here’s what you’ll need to show:

1. You have a painful, diagnosed medical condition that will last at least one year.

To qualify for SSDI, you must prove your condition will cause serious pain for a long period of time and prevent you from working. A doctor will need to give written validation to show you experience this pain in your knee.

2. Copies of medical documents from your doctor.

The SSA will examine your claim for fraud, so you need to 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. 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. You meet all general SSDI qualifications.

Even before beginning the application process, make sure you meet the requirements to apply. It’s important you correctly answer any questions about your age, income, work history, etc. Work with an experienced medical professional who can help you provide the information you need.

4. Hire a Memphis SSDI Attorney to Help with Your Appeal

If your knee or back pain is preventing you from doing your job, you may need disability. Sadly, the process is not easy, and a small mistake may lead the SSA to deny your application. In fact, most people get denied when they apply the first time for numerous reasons.

In that situation, you have 60 days to appeal. And to make that appeal successful, you really need an experienced lawyer.

Our Memphis SSDI attorneys guide you through the appeals process and give you a much better chance at receiving the benefits you need. We work to make your application as strong as possible, and we don’t get paid anything unless we’re successful. 

If you’ve applied for SSDI and been denied, we can help. But you only have 60 days to appeal, so don’t wait.