Can I Receive Disability Benefits for My Osteoarthritis?

04/29/2013 // Wright Disability Firm // Wright & Wright // (press release)

There are many health conditions for which persons may be eligible to receive disability benefits if they are unable to work as a result of the associated challenges. These conditions may be related to one’s physical, emotional, or mental state and a proper diagnosis should be obtained to confirm what affliction a Social Security Disability applicant is suffering from in order to have a successful outcome for their case.

Osteoarthritis is one physical health condition that a person can be approved to receive SSDI for. The condition can cause joint pain and stiffness that can be severely limiting with regard to being able to perform certain job functions. Mobility issues are among the most common resulting issues associated with osteoarthritis. It can leave individuals unable to perform a number of activities, even sedentary ones. Problems with standing, walking, and sitting for long periods of time are among the most common complaints of sufferers.

Osteoarthritis can occur in various parts of the body including the hands, knees, or spine. Many applicants approved for SSDI due to this condition are evaluated in accordance with the Social Security listing for back or joint problems. The Administration outlines specific criteria for evaluation. If an applicant does not qualify in accordance with a back or joint problem listing, they may be evaluated for reduced functional capacity to determine whether their condition leaves them capable of performing any work tasks.

Wright & Wright, America’s Social Security Disability Firm? can assist individuals with the disability filing process and address questions or concerns related to eligibility based on a particular condition such as osteoarthritis. Individuals who need help filing a disability claim can contact the firm today and request a free Social Security disability evaluation.

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