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Is Pain Keeping You From Working? You May Be Eligible For Social Security Disability Benefits.

Even though the Social Security Administration (SSA) has a specific list of conditions that are considered eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, you can be approved for benefits even if the SSA does not specifically list your condition as an impairment. That's because the SSA focuses on what your pain keeps you from doing, rather than just your diagnosis. They also take into consideration your current limitations, age, education and past work experience. So, even if your disability isn't on the list, Gerling Law may be able to help you to qualify for Social Security Disability based on your medical records.

Does Your Condition Qualify For Social Security Disability?

Even though you can't work anymore, you may think that your condition doesn't qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. You may think that only the most severe cases of disability qualify. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Gerling Law knows that there is a wide range of conditions and disabilities that could make you eligible for Social Security benefits. Among the conditions that may qualify are:

  • Mental health problems
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Depression
    • Anxiety and panic attacks
    • Agoraphobia
    • Developmental disabilities
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Personality disorders
    • Schizophrenia
    • Autism
  • Orthopedic injuries (problems with bones, muscles and joints)
    • Back injuries
    • Hip injuries
    • Non-union of a fracture
    • Failed spinal surgery
    • Disorders of the spine
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Degenerative joint disease
    • Curvature of the spine
    • Leg, knee and ankle injuries/disorders
  • Cardiac/vascular disorders (problems with the heart, blood and circulation)
    • Aneurysm
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Bypass surgery
    • Chronic venous insufficiency
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Hypertension
    • Mitral valve prolapse
    • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Phlebitis
    • Stroke/cerebrovascular accident
    • Transient ischemic attack
    • Valvular heart diseases
  • Neurological disorders (problems with the nervous system)
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Seizures/seizure disorder
    • Myasthenia gravis
    • Neuropathy
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Blood disorders
    • Acute leukemia
    • Chronic anemia
    • Chronic thrombocytopenia
    • Hemophilia
    • Hematologic malignancies
    • Sickle cell anemia
    • Thrombosis or other clotting disorder
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Autoimmune diseases
    • Fibromyalgia
    • HIV
    • AIDS
    • Lupus
    • RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
    • Arthritis
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Connective tissue disorder
    • Multiple chemical sensitivity
    • Sjogren's Syndrome
    • Raynaud's disease
    • Scleroderma
    • Systemic sclerosis
  • Cancer
  • Stomach, intestine and liver disorders
    • Chronic liver disease
    • Cirrhosis
    • Crohn's disease
    • Diverticulitis
    • Hepatitis
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic ulcer disease
    • Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
  • Pulmonary Disorders
    • Asthma
    • Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Cor pulmonale
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Emphysema
    • Pulmonary infection
    • Sarcoidosis

Don't assume that your condition doesn't qualify. Call Gerling Law today at 812-266-9051 or complete our Social Security Disability case evaluation for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. We have offices in Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Owensboro, and we can help you decide whether it makes sense for you to pursue a Social Security Disability claim. Remember, Go with Experience. Go with Gerling.