What if my Disability is Not Found in the Blue Book?
Validating a Disabling Condition
Disability claims are commonly won without being listed as a designated disabling medical condition. This is completed through the “similar condition” allowance by the SSA, which is usually also applied when a claimant has multiple medical conditions that impact each other, such as a back injury that manifests in an individual with prior leg or feet issues. While neither may justify a disability ruling alone, the combination can present serious problems when the individual has worked in manual labor positions through their working career.
Alternate Work Options
One factor that can affect a claim is the type of work the applicant has traditionally performed. Sedentary workers can have a difficult time being approved for Social Security disability insurance because their line of work is not physically demanding. It is important for claimants to understand the disability ruling is actually awarded based on the fact the claimant can no longer earn a living performing the same work they have traditionally done. Those under 50 years of age are routinely denied multiple appeals or approved for a short period through the Supplemental Security Income disability program that allows reassessment each year for an ongoing condition. The alternate work optional determination by SSA ends for those who are 50 years of age or older, so age can be a determining factor a well.
Contact our Social Security Disability Lawyer in Opelousas, LA at Morrow Gates & Morrow LLC.
Disability claims that are not listed in the Blue Book are always complicated. Anyone in Louisiana who has been denied a disability claim from SSA should contact the disability legal professionals at Morrow Gates & Morrow LLC for a full free case evaluation.
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If your Social Security disability claim was denied, the attorneys at Morrow, Gates and Morrow can help you file an appeal. We have extensive experience in dealing with disability claims and can greatly increase your chances of getting your claim approved.
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Our Social Security Disability Attorney
Contact us right away by phone (337) 942-6529 if you have been denied Social Security Disability.
Regardless of the reason that you were denied, your chances of getting approved will be much better if you have a Louisiana Social Security disability attorney. Morrow, Gates& Morrow, LLC., located in Opelousas, LA will help you prepare the documents you need to file for Social Security. They can also help you file an appeal.
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