Individuals who are unable to work due to a disability may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Arthritis is a common medical condition that is often severe enough to impair a person’s ability to work. Thus, it is common for people with arthritis to apply for Social Security disability benefits. One’s eligibility for Social Security disability benefits due to arthritis is dependent on several factors. In most cases, however, an individual’s arthritis must be severe enough to prevent him or her from holding a job. If you have severe arthritis and wish to apply for Social Security disability benefits, please contact a Texas SSDI and SSI attorney for assistance. Below is some additional information on Social Security disability benefits for arthritis.
Determining Your Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits
In order to determine your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits for arthritis, you must meet several requirements. First, you must receive medical treatment for arthritis for a minimum of three months before the Social Security Administration will even consider your claim. Once you meet this requirement, the Social Security Administration will determine whether you are employed, assess the severity of your arthritis, and determine whether your condition meets its medical criteria for Social Security disability benefits.
If the Social Security Administration determines that you aren’t eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits, it will assess whether you’re able to perform any type of work that you’ve performed in the past. If it determines that you’re unable to perform any type of work that you’ve performed previously, it will assess several factors to determine whether you can be trained to perform other available work. If, through this assessment, it is determined that you are capable of being trained to perform a new type of work, the Social Security Administration will deny your claim for Social Security Disability benefits.
Appealing a Denial
If the Social Security Administration denies your claim, you’ll have an opportunity to appeal the denial before an Administrative Law Judge. During your appeal hearing, you’ll be given the chance to justify your request for benefits and explain why you are unable to work. However, regardless of whether you would like to apply for benefits or appeal a denial, it is imperative that you first obtain the services of an experienced Texas SSDI and SSI attorney.
Contact Our El Paso SSDI and SSI Attorney
If you suffer from arthritis and would like to apply for SSDI or SSI benefits, you should contact a Texas SSDI and SSI attorney for assistance. When you hire attorney Jon Sipes to handle your Social Security disability benefits claim for arthritis, he will utilize his extensive legal experience and deep knowledge of the Social Security disability benefits process to help you obtain a just result. Jon Sipes regularly helps clients obtain Social Security disability benefits in El Paso and surrounding Texas communities, and he understands what it takes to obtain financial compensation under the SSDI and SSI programs. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.