We Understand The Complexities Of Your Case
Some 40 million Americans suffer from the pain and limitations of arthritis, including 2 million people who have developed the most disabling form, rheumatoid arthritis. Yet despite severe impairments, thousands of arthritis sufferers are turned down each year when they file claims for Social Security Disability or long-term disability insurance.
Qualifying for disability benefits under the arthritis listing requires specific medical evidence. At Abromson & Carey, Attorneys at Law, we have a proven record of success with these complex cases. We know what steps to take to ensure that the disability criteria are reflected in our clients’ medical records.
The Criteria We Help You Prove
There is no simple test for arthritis and a diagnosis of arthritis is not by itself evidence of disability. The Social Security Administration spells out specific criteria that must be met. Our attorney, Glenn Carey, is well-versed in the symptoms and diagnostic criteria under the SSA’s listings. He works closely with clients and medical providers to document the disease and its limitations on the individual’s ability to work full time.
The specific criteria are too detailed and technical to list here. Our legal team can assess your potential claim or denied claim if you have debilities arising from rheumatoid arthritis (joints) or osteoarthritis (bones):
- Joint dysfunction in your hip, knee or ankle that causes difficulty in walking
- Dysfunction in the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand that significantly limits activities
- Arthritis of the spine or the neck
- Reconstructive surgery or surgical fusion of a weight-bearing arthritic joint
- Ankylosing spondylitis that causes bones to fuse together
Beyond X-rays, MRIs, blood tests and any other diagnostic evidence of these conditions, it is necessary to prove that your arthritis prevents you from working. Our legal team details the symptoms and limitations, including deformity, misalignment, chronic or burning pain, stiffness, numbness, weakness, reduced range of motion, diminished reflex, fatigue, malaise and other signs and effects. We can step in at any stage of the SSDI or SSI claims process to fight for your disability benefits.
Helping You Prepare Your Case
Our job is to fill in the gaps in your medical records and prepare you to put your best foot forward in your hearing or appeal. We will deal with the Social Security Administration and take care of all the details.
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