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Has My Injury or Condition Been Recognized by the SSA?

For SSD and SSI purposes, the Social Security Administration defines a "medically determinable impairment" or condition as one that results from "anatomical, physiological, or psychological abnormalities which can be shown by medically acceptable clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques." The SSA's rules further state that a "physical or mental impairment must be established by medical evidence consisting of signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings — not only by the individual's statement of symptoms."

If that information sounds confusing to you, you're not alone. In fact, many people find themselves so frustrated with the process of trying to obtain disability benefits that they stop pursuing their claims.

Don't give up. Call our Indianapolis SSD/SSI impairment lawyer at 800-676-5493. We represent clients from Marion, Fort Wayne, Gas City, Wabash, Hartford City, Jonesboro, North Manchester, Alexandria, Huntington and throughout Indiana.

Experienced Marion Mental and Physical Disability Attorney

At the Law Office of Jim McKown, we have significant experience with both physical disability and mental disability claims. Our understanding of the SSA and how it determines who should receive benefits have made us an invaluable resource and source of help to people who are suffering from disabilities in the state of Indiana. In short, we understand the complicated rules of SSD and SSI evidence requirements set forth by the SSA, and we are familiar with many of the various disabling impairments they provide guidelines for.

Some of the many recognized SSI and SSD impairments we have seen in our practice over the years include:

  • Chronic heart conditions
  • Chronic anemia
  • Severe back pain
  • Hemophilia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Blindness, deafness, loss of speech
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sleep-related breathing disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Growth-restricting conditions in children
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Bipolar disorder, depression
  • Autism
  • Lupus
  • HIV/AIDS

For specific information on the various SSD and SSI-qualifying impairments recognized by the Social Security Administration, visit the SSA's official website.

It is important to note that even if your disability clearly falls under one of the SSA's listings of impairments, you may still be denied benefits. This is not a reflection of your disability, but rather an attempt at limiting the number of people who receive benefits. We can help.

Contact Our Marion Social Security Law Firm

For a free consultation with one of our experienced SSD attorney — do not hesitate to call our Marion, Indiana, law offices directly at 765-293-7901 or toll free at 800-676-5493. You can also contact our Social Security firm online and someone from our office will get back to you shortly.