Social Security Disability (SSD) is a form of benefits offered by the Social Security Administration. These disability benefits could replace your wages if you are no longer able to work.
If you are struggling to make ends meet, SSD benefits might sound like the answer to your problems. Unfortunately, these claims are routinely rejected for the smallest of reasons.
If you believe you are entitled to SSD or have questions about what benefits might be available, contact the Virginia Social Security lawyers of Rutter Mills right away. With the right legal counsel, you could have a chance at recovering the benefits you need to stabilize your financial situation.
Common Illnesses and Injuries in an SSD Claim
It is important to understand that there is no official list of medical conditions that are covered by SSD benefits. Any condition that results in your total, permanent disability could lead to a viable claim for compensation from the Social Security Administration. That said, the Administration does provide a document known as regulations, that outlines general categories of medical conditions that could result in an SSD claim. The conditions in the blue book include:
- Musculoskeletal disease
- Blindness, deafness, or speech incapability.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Chronic heart failure
- Liver disease
- Fragile X syndrome
These are only a few of the conditions that could lead to a viable SSD claim. For a better understanding of whether your condition might qualify, seek guidance from Virginia lawyers for Social Security Disability.
Working While Receiving SSD Benefits
SSD benefits compensate a person for their inability to return to full-time work after a disability. Despite that fact, it could be possible to work part-time in some cases. The Social Security Administration allows a person to work up to 20 hours per week and still receive benefits. This is allowed provided monthly earnings do not exceed a certain amount.
That said, working could give the Administration reason to believe you are no longer disabled. While working part-time to supplement your income could be valuable, it may not be worth putting your available SSD benefits at risk. Always consult with a lawyer before returning to work.
Contact our team of Windsor Social Security Lawyers
We take our role as personal injury lawyers seriously and will dedicate our full effort to ensuring you are treated fairly.
When we take on a new Social Security client, we carefully review their medical records to understand their disability. We will work tirelessly to pursue a claim and can assist you if you are initially denied. Denials are common and are not indicative of your chance of ultimately recovering benefits on your SSD claim. If you are ready to move forward, schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with Rutter Mills as soon as possible.
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