Can Scoliosis Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

Can Scoliosis Qualify for SSDI Benefits?

Scoliosis is a curvature in the spine that can be mild, moderate, or severe. But even in mild cases, the ailment can progress and worsen. In very severe cases, the lungs will be considerably affected and a person may struggle to breathe. To fix a progressing scoliosis diagnosis, it may be necessary to wear a brace or even have to undergo surgery.

If you have scoliosis and it is keeping you from being able to work, you could potentially have a claim for Social Security Disability benefits. If your scoliosis keeps you from working for at least a year, and you have enough previous work credits, it could be possible to get benefits for the time you are unable to work from the Social Security Administration through SSDI. 

Because the majority of initial claimants are denied SSDI benefits, to avoid confusion and delays, working with a proficient and experienced SSDI attorney can improve your chances of getting the benefits you need. Brad Thomas is a Plano SSDI attorney that understands the system and how to get results.

Scoliosis and Social Security Disability Insurance

Can Scoliosis Qualify for SSDI BenefitsWhen it comes to scoliosis, there are four categories that this condition can be put into including:

  1. Idiopathic- Scoliosis that may be hereditary and is most commonly diagnosed for the condition.
  2. Congenital- When a baby is born, their spine has a level of curvature diagnosed as scoliosis.
  3. Degenerative-Injuries or other health conditions can lead to weakened bones which can devolve into scoliosis.
  4. Neuromuscular- When a person has other neuromuscular issues or is suffering from nerve anomalies scoliosis may persist.

As of today, there is no cure available for people suffering from scoliosis. When it comes to evaluating the impact that scoliosis has on a person and thus, their ability to function on a daily basis and work, every case is different. Even though there are very rigorous guidelines and standards that exist which the SSA will use to determine if your scoliosis makes you disabled, there can be situations where you may be able to secure SSDI benefits because of your scoliosis condition.

Even if you are physically impaired but your issues do not meet the designated requirements that get you to an established disability in the SSA’s Blue Book that does not mean you will be unable to be granted benefits. The type of medical condition you have, the severity, your work history, any other skills you have, and your symptoms can either help you get another job or show that you actually need SSDI. What this means is that there are options for you and not having a listing in the SSA’s Blue Book or being denied upon first filing a claim does not mean you are out of luck. 

Speak to a Plano SSDI Attorney Today

Scoliosis may or may not be enough to get SSDI benefits. To learn more about your specific situation and if you could receive SSDI, the Plano SSDI lawyer at the Brad Thomas Law Office can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation at (972) 863-2367.