The List of Disabling Conditions
When you suffer from a serious injury or are diagnosed with a severely impairing disease, you have the option of applying for Social Security disability insurance or supplemental security income to help you with medical bills and basic needs. However, to qualify for either of these programs, you must fit certain Social Security Administration (SSA) requirements.
To help expedite the process of getting people the help they need, the SSA has developed a list of disabling conditions that automatically qualify for help. If you need advice in determining if your disability or a similar problem is on this list, you should contact an Indiana long-term disability attorney from Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633 to discuss your case.
Parts of the Listing of Impairments
The listing of impairments is organized into several different levels in order to make the approval process as streamlined as possible. First, the list is divided into part A and part B. Part A details the medical criteria for different injuries and disorders to be considered actual disabilities. It is primarily for adults.
Part B of the list focuses more on children. The reason for having two separate parts for adults and children is that different injuries and diseases affect adults and children differently. When a child is sickened or hurt, the SSA will first look at part B of the listing of impairments to see if it will prevent him or her from normal health. If the condition is not on part B, the SSA will look at the criteria listed under part A.
Sometimes, you can prove that you have a long-term disability if you show that it is very similar to a condition already on the list. If you need help proving your case to the SSA, contact a long-term disability lawyer from Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 today.