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Qualifying Social Security Physical Disabilities

A number of physical disabilities can prevent individuals from working and supporting their families. While Social Security Disability (SSD) payments and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits were created to help people in this situation, many people do not even know if their condition qualifies them for financial assistance. To learn more about the physical disabilities covered by SSD and SSI, speak with an experienced lawyer.

Physical Conditions That Qualify for SSD or SSI Benefits

At the Law Office of Ellene Welsh, we recognize how challenging it can be to support yourself and your family when you are unable to work due to a temporary or permanent physical disability. To discuss your condition with a Social Security Disability lawyer, call our Douglasville or Columbus offices at 770-884-1879 or 866-959-2946.

What Physical Disabilities Qualify for Social Security?

SSD and SSI benefits are available for people who have been unable to work for 12 months or will be unable to work for at least that amount of time due to a qualifying physical disability. Conditions that qualify for coverage by the Social Security Administration include:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Blindness/partial blindness
  • Amputation
  • Seizures
  • Hepatitis
  • Lupus
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Back injuries
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Complications from colostomy
  • Certain cancer complications
  • Cardiac obstructive pulmonary disease

If you believe you deserve SSD or SSI benefits and your initial claim was denied, we can help. Attorney Ellene Welsh has been practicing law since 1988. She is well-versed in gathering necessary medical documentation, preparing strong cases and walking clients through the often lengthy and complex appeals process.

Standing Up for Clients in Douglasville and West Georgia

For more information about qualifying physical disabilities and SSD or SSI, please request a free consultation.

We pursue SSDI and SSI for clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no legal fees until we secure the benefits you deserve.