Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a benefits program that provides monthly income to people who are no longer able to work.
A key part of qualifying for SSDI in Daytona or anywhere in Florida is proving that you truly are unable to hold down a job—any job—for which you are qualified. The Social Security Administration has a complicated process to compare your diagnosis and medical record with standards for disability. There are many categories of potential disability, including:
- Psychological impairments. A variety of different mental impairments are eligible to receive the insurance. Both intellectual disabilities and mental disorders can qualify.
- Musculoskeletal disorders. Bone and muscle conditions can cause pain, stiffness, and a variety of other symptoms that make working impossible, both physically and mentally. Some of the more common disorders include arthritis, back injuries, and bone and connective tissue problems.
- Cardiovascular conditions. Heart conditions can make performing physical activities more difficult—or even life-threatening. Therefore, people with heart and circulatory ailments may not be able to work without possibly risking their lives.
- Sensory disabilities. Acquired blindness or deafness may make it impossible for a person to work productively in any job for which he has been trained. If an applicant for SSDI benefits is suffering from a sudden loss of vision or hearing, retraining the person for a new job may not be financially viable.
- Cancer. Both cancer and many treatment programs may deplete a worker’s stamina so that she is not able to work productively.
- Neurological conditions. When defects appear in the brain and nervous system, the body will often not perform reliably. Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and many other disorders of the central nervous system can qualify a patient for SSDI benefits.
Many other disabilities qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance. Some of these issues include infectious diseases, diabetes, and diseases of certain body systems. Your doctor may be able to tell you if your condition will likely qualify, but the only way to know for sure is to consult with people familiar with Social Security and the application process.
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