SSDI: Qualifying Disabilities

One of the most important challenges connected with a Social Security Disability application or appeal is to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you qualify for benefits.

SSDI ATTORNEYS SERVING GEORGIA AND TENNESSEE — ASK US ABOUT QUALIFYING DISABILITIES AND HOW TO OBTAIN BENEFITS

Qualifying for benefits means that your disability and its consequences satisfy both medical and non-medical requirements.

  • Medically, your disability should be verifiable and should fall into one of the following categories: musculoskeletal system, special senses and speech, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, genitourinary impairment, hematological disorder, skin disorder, endocrine system disorder, impairment affecting multiple body systems, neurological system disorder, mental disorder, malignant neoplastic disease or immune system disorder. Your disorder may be the result of an injury, illness or onset of a chronic condition.
  • In addition to medical considerations, you should meet SSA's requirements of having worked and paid into the Social Security system over a certain number of years. You should be unable to work at your previous job or at other suitable jobs.

If you have applied for Social Security Disability benefits and been denied, you should talk to an attorney about how to prepare a convincing appeal. Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law in Chattanooga represents clients through appeals in administrative appeals.

Note: Even if you have not worked as many years as Social Security Administration requires of SSDI benefit recipients, you may qualify for SSI (Supplementary Security Income) if you are disabled and your income is low enough. Initial consultations with our lawyers are free. If we represent you, we will do so on a contingency basis.

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Call or email us to schedule a consultation with a Chattanooga SSDI attorney today regarding common SSDI claims in Tennessee or in neighboring areas of Georgia.