Classifying Long-Term Musculoskeletal Disabilities
When the Social Security Administration is looking at your injury to see if you are eligible for long-term disability benefits, they have several determinants that they will routinely check. One is the list of disabling conditions, which is a comprehensive listing of disorders that almost always result in permanent injuries, including musculoskeletal disabilities.
People with musculoskeletal injuries can struggle with anything that requires upper or lower body coordination, even if it is a simple task. If you have suffered from a musculoskeletal injury or disorder and need help, contact an Indiana long-term disability lawyer from Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 for more information about filing for long-term disability.
Musculoskeletal Issues on the List of Disabling Conditions
Most people who suffer from something that is on the list of disabling conditions are able to gain Social Security disability benefits. Additionally, if you are able to prove that your injury or disorder is similar to one on the list, you can increase your chances of receiving help. These conditions include:
- Major joint dysfunction due to defect, fracture, etc.
- Spine disorders like osteoporosis
- Amputation that cannot be helped with a prosthetic
- Soft tissue injury, such as a severe burn
Overall, though, you typically must not be able to move efficiently or perform fine movements in order to qualify.
Sometimes, the Social Security Administration can deny your filing for disability even if you have a musculoskeletal disorder that is on the list of disabling conditions. If you need help in filing for disability or appealing the decision, contact an Indiana long-term disability attorney from Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 today.