Getting Disability Benefits With Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis afflicts many people as they grow older. Many lines of work become difficult to perform for people with this condition. It is a natural condition for many people, and does not stop everyone from working. However, permanent disability caused by osteoarthritis has caused many workers to have to give up vital livelihoods. Social Security Disability (SSD) income can help mitigate the challenges of coping with this condition.

Please schedule a free initial consultation with a Chicago Social Security Disability lawyer today. You may contact our firm online or you may reach us by phone at 888-529-0600.

How Do I Qualify For Benefits?

For the purposes of qualifying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits on the basis of osteoarthritis, you should follow the same procedures as with any other physical impairment that leaves you unable to work full time:

  • See a doctor early and regularly. Your medical team should include a rheumatologist or an orthopedist.
  • Communicate clearly with your doctor and make sure that he or she understands your challenges brought on by osteoarthritis.
  • Follow treatments, therapy and rest orders prescribed by your doctor or doctors.
  • Consult with a Social Security Disability (SSD) lawyer as soon as you suspect that you will be unable to continue working for a year or more because of this condition.

Osteoarthritis And Social Security Disability — Attorney In Chicago, Illinois, Can Advise You At Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd.

When you or a loved one is living with the impact of disabling osteoarthritis, you will naturally seek out available resources that can help you cope with reduced income. Having a skilled and experienced lawyer to help you navigate the SSD process is important.

To schedule a free initial consultation about osteoarthritis and disability benefits, call 847-299-0008 or 888-529-0600 toll free or contact us online.

We work on a contingency fee basis. You will owe no attorneys’ fees up front and there will not be hourly fees. Our fees must be approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and comply with SSA guidelines. We file our fee agreement with the SSA in every case.