What Types Of Disabilities Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

At the law office of Douglas W. Hutson, Attorney at Law, we help people with disabilities in East Tennessee get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. You may qualify for SSD benefits if:

  • You have a sufficient work history, meaning that you have paid enough payroll taxes into the Social Security Disability Insurance program.
  • You are unable to work at your current job and unable to adapt to different work due to a physical or mental ailment that is listed in the Social Security Administration's impairment listing manual.
  • Your disability has either lasted one year or is expected to last one year or until death.

If you have a qualifying disability, but do not have a sufficient work history, we can work to help you obtain Supplemental Security Income benefits. With offices in Athens and Cleveland, we serve clients throughout eastern Tennessee.

Common Disabling Conditions Recognized By The SSA

The SSA recognizes a broad spectrum of physical and mental disabilities when evaluating SSD claims and appeals. Below are some of the more common types of recognized disabilities:

  • Cardiovascular conditions, including chest pain, heart failure, heart transplants, recurrent arrhythmias, high blood pressure (hypertension) and congenital heart disease
  • Digestive problems, including bowel incontinence, colitis, Crohn's disease, colon cancer, leaky gut syndrome, liver disease and hepatitis
  • Immune system disorders such as lupus
  • Mental health issues, including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks and depression
  • Chronic back and neck conditions
  • Lung conditions
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Vision and hearing loss
  • Various cancers and other serious diseases
  • Diabetes and associated conditions such as neuropathy and edema
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

The Social Security Administration has a Compassionate Allowances program for disabled workers who have specific, serious medical conditions. If you have a condition that is listed as part of this program, we will work to help get your application or appeal on a fast track for approval.

Helping People Get Disability Benefits Since 1983

Douglas W. Hutson has helped people with disabilities access the benefits they need and deserve since obtaining his license to practice law in 1983. As a dedicated and compassionate lawyer, he provides personalized, one-on-one legal counsel to his clients, helping them gather and present the objective evidence they need to provide the SSA with proof of qualifying disabilities.

We provide free initial consultations to those who need help with their Social Security Disability claims. In fact, we charge no legal fees until we win. Call 423-453-3021 or fill out this form to schedule your free consultation at our law office in Athens or Cleveland.