What Are The Requirements For Disability?

In order to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD), you must show that you have a medical condition that prevents you from working enough to be self-sustaining. The medical condition (a physical or mental impairment) must last more than 12 months or be terminal.

I am attorney Cory DeLellis. My law practice focuses on Social Security Disability (SSD) and related issues. I can help you determine whether you qualify for SSD. I will work to ensure that you have what is needed to meet the SSD requirements to pursue a successful application.

Typical Medical Conditions That Warrant A Disability Claim

There are many conditions that qualify for SSD. Qualifying conditions may be either a mental disability or a physical disability. The most common conditions are:

  • Neurological disorders such as epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s
  • Mental health issues such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, depression
  • Cognitive impairment such as dementia, severe autism or a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Cancer or a terminal health condition
  • Physical impairments: vision, skin, joints, spine, neck and back

Those who have a disability have options for health care. You may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) depending on the impairment. With SSDI, a person can earn a limited income each month and can also have investments or other assets that do not prevent or count toward the SSDI payments. I can offer guidance through this process.

What Are The Most Common Mistakes People Applying Make?

Before you get discouraged, you need to know that most claims are rejected once and even twice. The process can take between 18 months and three years. A claim may be rejected for many reasons, however, one of the most common errors applicants make is not including a complete medical history. The application requires both medical and non-medical evidence of an impairment.

Additionally, if you are working now, the Social Security Administration may question why you are applying for and if you truly need disability. I can work with you to ensure your application is complete, is submitted within the deadline and is error-free. As an experienced SSD attorney, I will ensure that given your condition, all applicable benefits are pursued.

Get Client-Centric Social Security Disability Guidance

At The Law Offices of Cory A. DeLellis, we take a client-centered approach. This means we put you first, we stay in communication with you and we always strive to obtain the best outcome for you. I offer a free phone consultation so that you can get the information you need and get your questions answered. Call 619-567-4462 or send us an email to arrange a time to talk. With offices in San Diego and El Centro, my firm serves clients throughout San Diego County.