Posted on: March 18, 2013
If you have been injured or are suffering an illness and it’s keeping you from working, you could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. A lot of people believe you have to be nearly bed-ridden to qualify for Social Security benefits, but that’s not the case. Your disability only needs to be severe enough to keep you from working.
While there are truly countless physical conditions you could suffer that would qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance in South Carolina, there are some conditions that are common qualifiers for the benefits.
Common SSDI conditions
Some of the most common conditions South Carolina SSDI recipients suffer include:
- Respiratory illness, like COPD and asthma
- Cardiovascular conditions, like high blood pleasure and coronary artery disease
- Musculoskeletal problems, like those that cause severe back pain
- Sense and speech issues, like vision and hearing loss
- Neurological disorders, like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease
- Mental disorders, like depression and anxiety
- Immune system disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis or Colitis
- Digestive tract issues, like irritable bowel syndrome
- Kidney disease
- Certain types of cancer
Any illness or injury can qualify you
While these are certainly some of the most common conditions that South Carolina residents claim when qualifying for SSDI , there are numerous others that can qualify you for disability benefits.
The Social Security Administration defines “disability” as an injury or illness that keeps you from doing the work you did before. If the administration decides you cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition and your disability has lasted or is expected to last longer than a year, you could qualify for SSDI in South Carolina.
If you have questions about how to qualify for SSDI and if your injury or illness meets the criteria, contact the experienced South Carolina disability team at George Sink Injury Lawyers. We have offices throughout the state and offer a free consultation .