Musculoskeletal Disorders and Social Security
Musculoskeletal disorders affect muscle, joint, and bone movement, significantly restricting a person’s ability to execute movements necessary to perform essential tasks. These disorders are a result of many factors, including heredity, congenital processes, and pathologic processes. The muscle, joint, and bone movement is restricted due to deformities and amputations, as well as other complications that come with musculoskeletal disorders. People with these disorders often need long term disability benefits because of the impact it has on their ability to perform work-related tasks which are essential to maintaining a living.
If you or someone you love needs long term disability benefits because of a musculoskeletal disorder, the Indiana long term disability attorneys of Hankey Law Office, can help. We are dedicated to providing clients with the information and guidance they need to successfully apply for and receive Social Security benefits. Contact us at (800) 520-3633 today to speak with one of our knowledgeable Social Security attorneys.
Applicants for long-term disability benefits must be able to document the specific hindrances which they are suffering due to their condition. An individual must be able to illustrate that his or her musculoskeletal disorder has prevented the initiating and sustaining physical activities for at least a 12 month period. Impairments that Social Security offices consider include:
- Inability to handle paperwork and filing
- Inability to prepare meals for one’s self
- Inability to adequately attend to personal hygiene
Musculoskeletal disorders can severely limit one’s ability to maintain a living. At Hankey Law Office, our Indiana long term disability attorneys believe that every individual who is unable to work due to a musculoskeletal disorder deserves to have the benefits they need. Contact us at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about how we may be of assistance.