Americans are realizing more than ever before that just because someone appears healthy, it does not necessarily indicate that they are. An impairment can exist even if it is not readily apparent. A skilled Social Security Disability attorney can create a compelling case for benefits for a person with an unseen disability, even though these conditions are frequently referred to as “invisible disabilities.”
Read on to learn more and then contact PLBH at (800) 435-7542 for a free legal consultation.
An invisible disability is what?
Any physical or mental health issue that is not immediately obvious can be considered an invisible disability. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program explicitly covers several of these disabilities. This encompasses physical health concerns like heart problems, lung problems, and bone or joint problems as well as mental health conditions including schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression.
Any of these illnesses may cause severe symptoms that are so incapacitating that a person is unable to work. If one of these health conditions is identified, SSDI benefits may be determined to be available.
Other invisible disabilities, however, are not included in the “List of Impairments” that SSDI covers. Conditions including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, chronic pain, or Lyme disease may fall under this category. This does not imply that anyone who suffer from these diseases are automatically ineligible for SSDI compensation. You may be eligible for benefits even if your particular condition is not listed on the List of Impairments.
Eligibility for SSDI
You can view this list of impairments directly on the SSA website. The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a list of impairments of conditions that are thought to be so severe that they are “qualifying disabilities.” If you match the criteria below, you may still be eligible for SSDI benefits even if your disease is not on this list:
- Your ailment has persisted for at least a year, is predicted to continue for at least a year, or is predicted to cause death;
- Your ailment is so severe that it makes it impossible for you to perform the tasks you used to undertake before developing them; and
- You cannot engage in any profitable employment due to your condition.
- You also satisfy the SSA’s work criteria in order to be eligible for benefits.
You must provide proof of your condition and how it affects your life and your capacity to work in order to demonstrate that you have an invisible disability that prevents you from working. Usually, proof from your doctor(s) of your diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, and prognosis will be necessary to prove that your physical or mental disability prevents you from working.
These are complicated cases but we can help
SSDI cases are frequently intricate, and applicants must submit a significant quantity of paperwork accurately and on schedule. In circumstances involving invisible disabilities, when it won’t be immediately obvious that you have a debilitating condition, complying with these rules and providing sufficient proof of disability is even more crucial.
A Social Security Disability attorney may help you with every step of the SSDI procedure, from submitting the first paperwork to requesting reconsideration or appealing a claim that has been rejected.
To make sure that your SSDI claim is submitted properly if you have an invisible disability, it pays to have an experienced SSDI attorney on your side. A knowledgeable Social Security Disability attorney can make a difference in whether a claim is approved or rejected.
The attorneys at PLBH are well aware of the SSDI procedure and are aware of the difficulties many of our clients encounter when attempting to establish the validity of their invisible condition. We never charge a fee until we are successful because we are here to help. Call (800) 435-7542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org right now to set up a free initial consultation about your SSDI case.