Disabilities from Amputations
Amputations can be physically and emotionally traumatic experiences for victims. Sometimes, people can learn to adapt to their missing digits or limbs, whether through physical therapy, prosthetics, or both. However, these methods may not be enough to enable individuals to return to work and other everyday activities.
In cases like these, you may be able to use disability coverage to help make up for your missing wages. These disability benefits can help with cost of living expenses as well as the medical care that you need. For help with filing for the disability benefits that you deserve, contact an experienced long-term disability filing attorney from the Hankey Law Office, today at (800) 520-3633.
Amputations and Disability Benefits
The Social Security Administration keeps a “listing of impairments” that outlines a multitude of injuries and diseases that often count as disabilities. Types of amputations considered on this list include:
- Loss of both hands
- Loss of one hand and one lower extremity that prohibits effective ambulation
- Loss of one or both feet above the ankle that prevents the use of a prosthetic or ambulation
- Hip disarticulation
What Counts as Effective Ambulation?
One characteristic of disabling amputations in the lower extremities is that they prevent a person from having effective ambulation. This means that the person is unable to walk at a normal pace for a reasonable distance, preventing him or her from sustaining regular activities such as work.