What Are The Typical Physical Impairments For Social Security Disability?

There are many types of impairments that can make a person eligible to receive disability benefits. While many of these impairments are listed in the “blue book” used by the Social Security Administration (SSA), some are not. This is why consulting with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney can be very helpful.

As the founder of The Law Offices of Cory A. DeLellis, I work closely with each of my clients to ensure that all paperwork is complete and accurate. I meet deadlines. I understand the rules and regulations set by the federal government. I also strive to make certain that my clients understand each step of the process and can connect with me at any time.

Typical Injuries And Impairments

Many people who work strenuous jobs suffer injuries that prevent them from working. Unlike workers’ compensation, Social Security benefits are for people who have an extended work history and who are unable to work for more than a year. There is a five-month waiting period to receive SSD.

People who work construction, in the shipyards, in manufacturing, and other manual and skilled labor jobs are at greater risk for injury and are not as able to perform manual labor jobs when they are physically impaired. Some of the more common impairments which may be considered a physical disability are:

  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Back injuries
  • Amputations
  • Serious head injuries and neurological disorders

Other conditions can also qualify for SSD benefits such as cancer or illness, immune system disorders, mental health issues, digestive issues, vision loss, and lung and heart disorders. I understand how to present medical evidence about your physical impairment. I also know which documentation is needed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Providing the documents and evidence along with meeting deadlines will improve your chances of obtaining the SSD or Social Security Disability Insurance benefits you need.

Get The Help You Need To Understand Your SSD Benefits

I offer a free phone consultation so that we can assess your situation and eligibility. I will work with you to prove that your physical impairment is severe, prevents you from working, and qualifies you for benefits. I will help you every step of the way – from the initial application and through any appeals or hearings. Call 619-567-4462 or send an inquiry email to the firm. With offices in both San Diego and El Centro, my team and I serve clients throughout San Diego County and the surrounding communities.