Medical qualifications to get disability benefits

On Behalf of | Dec 7, 2020 | blog, social security disability

Contrary to popular belief, age is not always the reason why people file for disability benefits. There are plenty of reasons to file, but the most common comes from having serious medical issues that prevent a person from making a living. However, before any benefits are dispersed, government officials in Indiana or another state would need to investigate your claims. The following includes further information regarding the medical qualifications that will determine if you obtain disability benefits or not.

The severity of your disability

Just because a person can prove that they have a disability, it is often not enough to qualify for disability benefits. As stated above, these benefits are meant for those who are unable to make a living for themselves. If medical experts and the courts deem you able enough to obtain steady employment, then it’s unlikely that you would be granted this request.

Qualifications for young adults

Senior citizens are not the only age group that can request disability benefits; anyone over the age of 18 can file a claim to obtain benefits. There are a variety of reasons why a young adult would request these benefits, but one of the most common includes having a disability like autism that makes gainful employment impossible.

Is your disability recognized by the Social Security Administration?

A common obstacle that people will face is determining if their disability is even recognized by the Social Security Administration. The SSA has a listing of impairments on its website that you can use to find your specific disability.

When it comes to your benefits, you should consider all avenues before giving up on your case. That fight may become easier and less frustrating for yourself if you bring in an experienced attorney to fight for you.