What Are The Qualifications For Disability Benefits in Rockford?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Monday, December 19, 2016.

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Social Security disability benefits are often available to Rockford residents that have paid into the Social Security program and are suffering from medical problems that prevent them from working. However, it is not that simple, in order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits you need to meet the Social Security administration’s definition of total disability. To meet the definition of disability you must not be able to engage in any substantial gainful activity (SGA) because of medically determinable or physical mental impairments.

You must demonstrate the following to show the SSA you are totally disabled:

  • This medical condition is expected to last at least one year or cause death.
  • You are unable to do the same work as before your disease
  • Your medical condition prevents you from adjusting to other types of work outside of your most recent line of work.

What Medical Conditions Qualify?

As a Social Security attorney near Rockford, we have successfully represented people with the following medical conditions:

  • Chronic fatigue symptom
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Chronic headaches
  • Depression
  • Hepatitis C
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Muscular dystrophy

This is not a complete listing of all the diseases that qualify or of the types of medical conditions we have worked with, however, it does provide you with some examples.

Your Social Security Attorney Rockford

Searching for a Social Security attorney near Rockford? At the Law Office of Rabin, Kodner & Brown, our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience in representing disabled claimants nationwide. We help our clients from the beginning of the application process all the way to approval. We know from experience how helpful it is for our clients to have advice from a Social Security attorney in Rockford every step of the way.


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