If you have an injury or illness that prevents you from working, you may be able to seek monthly payments through Social Security Disability or Social Security Insurance. Not all injuries or illnesses qualify for coverage by the Social Security Administration though. You can find a list of covered illnesses and injuries in The Social Security Administration’s impairment listing manual, or talk to an experienced social security disability claims lawyer.
The Social Security Administration’s “Blue Book” lists the illnesses and injuries that may qualify you for coverage. However, just because you have one of these illnesses or injuries, does not automatically qualify you. Here is a list of those covered impairments:
It is important to note that your diagnosis does not have to necessarily match the blue book listing for you to be covered. Your condition may be “medically equivalent” to be covered.
In addition, there are 88 conditions that qualify automatically for coverage under the Compassionate Allowances Program. This program helps expedite the coverage process.
The Social Security Administration will go through a 5-step process to determine whether your illness or injury will be covered. Once it is determined that you have enough credits to obtain benefits, the administration will consider:
There are always exceptions that may be considered, so it is wise to consult with an experienced SSD/SSI attorney if you have been denied benefits by the Social Security Administration. Contact our New York SSDI lawyers today to discuss your case and see how we can help you get the benefits you are entitled to receive.