For individuals applying for disability benefits, disability claims are processed through a network of Social Security field offices and state agencies, usually called disability determination services. The law defines a disability as the inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to last for a continuous period of more than 12 months, or which is expected to result in death.
Georgia and Alabama Social Security Disability Lawyers
A medically determinable impairment is an impairment that results from anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities which can be shown by medically acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques. A physical or mental impairment must be established by medical evidence including signs, symptoms and laboratory findings.
Some common impairments that often qualify as disabling impairments include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Chronic pain
- Mental health issues such as depression & anxiety
For a more comprehensive list of impairments, please visit the Social Security Administration website at www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/AdultListings.htm.
Columbus Disabling Conditions Attorney
At Stiller Disability Law, we are familiar with the rules, laws and regulations regarding Social Security disability. We can help you determine if your disability qualifies as a disabling impairment and can connect you with medical professionals who can provide the necessary documentation and laboratory results necessary, if you qualify. We handle all aspects of the Social Security disability application process from start to finish. To speak with a Montgomery disability rights lawyer, contact us today by calling 334-239-0065 to schedule a free initial consultation.