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Social Security Disability Attorneys Define Disability


Federal guidelines and rules govern eligibility for receiving Social Security disability funds. Attorneys at David Allen & Associates Sacramento know the program helps countless people, but is not easy to navigate as an individual looking to apply for Social security disability. Our lawyers say that when people are not working due to health problems, they may qualify disability funds from Social Security. Our Sacramento Social Security Disability Attorneys explain thatIf your injury or condition results in your inability to do any substantial gainful activity and has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months, our Sacramento Social Security attorneys say you may qualify for Social Security disability. Further, attorneys explain that a fully disabling condition that can be expected to result in death also qualifies. Social Security disability lawyers say that many claims are denied because the claimant's condition has not been legally shown fit this definition of Social Security disability. The Sacramento Social Security Disability attorneys at David Allen & Associates help you prove your case by using medical records, expert witnesses and any other available evidence that supports your Social Security disability claim. Lawyers at David Allen & Associates in Sacramento are experts who understand how to navigate the legal system inherent to Social Security.

Attorneys Consider “Gainful Activity” Clause in Social Security

Lawyers say the Social security Administration (SSA) defines “substantial gainful activity” as one measurement of qualifying for Social Security disability. Attorneys say this refers to any work that requires performance of significant physical or mental duties, or both. Further, our Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyers explain that “gainful activity” is employment that realistically contributes to your ability to support yourself and your family. According to our Sacramento Social Security Disability attorneys, the SSA typically considers earnings over $1000 per month to be gainful. Our Social Security disability lawyers help demonstrate that your condition truly prevents you from performing substantial gainful activity and qualifies you for support from Social Security.

Lawyers Highlight Disabling Conditions that Qualify for Social Security Disability

Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyers explain that the Social Security Administration created 14 categories that make up a list of impairments. Our Social Security disability attorneys have provided the category list at the right side of this page.

However, our Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyers say each impairment category comes with an extensive explanation of the specific qualifying conditions for Social Security. Disability attorneys say that many workplace injuries, such as accidental amputations or back injuries, fall under the category of impairments to the musculoskeletal system. Our Sacramento Social Security lawyers say that having a condition on the list of impairments does not automatically establish your qualification for Social Security. But attorneys explain that it is a major factor in the SSA's decision about granting you benefits. Our Sacramento Social Security Disability lawyers focus on demonstrating that your disability is found within the list of impairments. This effort requires the skill and experience of a dedicated Social Security attorney. At David Allen & Associates, our Social Security law firm in Sacramento exclusively focuses on Social Security disability. Lawyers possess expertise in this specific realm of law.

Which Medical Conditions Meet Requirements for Social Security Disability?

Attorneys explain that there are 88 medical conditions that qualify as disabilities under the compassionate allowance doctrine. These conditions are so severe, our Sacramento Social Security attorneys say, that the SSA has expressed a commitment to efficiently processing applications by afflicted people who apply for Social Security disability. Still, lawyers say it is necessary to prove that you unquestionably have one of these conditions to receive Social security. Attorneys at David Allen & Associates Sacramento have access to medical experts who help us present convincing evidence of the medical condition that qualifies you for Social Security disability.

Lawyers Establish Your Disability

Sacramento Social Security disability attorneys at David Allen & Associates in Sacramento know how to help you meet the standard for disability and advance your claim for Social security disability. Contact attorneys who specialize in SSI and SSD online or call us at 877-876-4800 to make an appointment for a free consultation with an expert Social Security disability lawyer.

Remember, you do not pay Social Security attorney's fees unless we successfully help you collect disability benefits.

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    List of Impairment Categories

  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Special Senses and Speech
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary Impairments
  • Hematological Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Impairments that Affect Multiple Body Systems
  • Neurological
  • Mental Disorders
  • Malignant Neoplastic Diseases
  • Immune System Disorders


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