What Qualifies as a Disability?
Americans struggling with disabilities may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the government. A disability can limit the ability to perform work-related activities, therefore decreasing an individual’s capacity to earn sufficient income to meet even basic living expenses. There are two types of assistance available: Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) for individuals who have put past wages into a social security fund and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in which funds are supplied by the U.S. General Treasury Funds.
While these resources exist to help disabled persons, the claims process can be difficult and disheartening, as the majority of initial applications are denied. A skilled and experienced attorney can help you to navigate the process more smoothly, with an understanding of how matters will progress so that you do not have to despair. If you are disabled and unable to work, contact the Indiana long-term disability coverage attorneys at Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 for a free consultation.
The following are medical conditions that may entitle you to supplemental income:
- Cardiovascular problems
- Genitourinary impairments
- Immune system disorders
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Speech impediments
- Mental disorders
- Endocrine disorders
- Respiratory diseases
- Digestive diseases
- Malignant diseases
Families that have a child with one of these disabilities may face unforeseen financial hardship, and therefore may require government assistance.
SSDI and SSI benefits are not acquired without a fight. It may take time and several appeals before a claim is accepted. The Indiana long-term disability coverage attorneys of Hankey Law Office, can help with your claim from beginning to end. Contact us today at (800) 520-3633 to speak with a compassionate and dedicated legal advocate.