Complications of Stroke
When you suffer a stroke the complications can be severe, enough to render you incapable of daily activities, let alone the performance of professional duties. Minor strokes can have a similar effect on your life, albeit to a lesser degree, but are often more difficult to claim. Here are some of the side effects of having a stroke that impair the ability to work:
We know how difficult recovery from a stroke can be to you and your family, which is why we are here to assist you, from the initial application through to any appeal process that may be needed.
It is hard to explain to a person who doesn’t suffer from depression how badly the illness can affect your life. It becomes difficult to concentrate on one task or even maintain adequate
- Complications with Balance
- Memory Loss
- Paralysis (Hemiplegia)
- Complications with Motor Function (Ataxia)
- Complications with Speech (Aphasia)
social contact when you have a constant feeling of hopelessness, sorrow, guilt or any of the other common depression symptoms. Social security disability insurance is available for people who can no longer perform their jobs because of their depression until they manage to find a form of treatment that they feel will allow them to perform their duties again.
Fibromyalgia is a disorder where the afflicted suffers from widespread pain throughout the body, with additional pain experienced wherever there is pressure. There is no known cause or cure for fibromyalgia, and there are ongoing disagreements over whether the condition is psychological, environmental or genetic. Despite the controversial nature of the disorder, it is still possible to receive government benefits if the pain becomes too excruciating for you to continue with your work. Fibromyalgia is also associated with several other conditions, most notably fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic headache.
Heart and Lung Disease
Heart and lung diseases, and the complications that arise from them, are automatic qualifications for social security disability benefits, although there are some tests that need to be done to verify that the case is severe enough to warrant disability. You need to establish the loss of the ability to work for at least a year, either in advance of applying or for the period after the application. Your health care provider will be key in determining if your heart or lung disease qualifies you for disability benefits, and we can assist by coordinating with your physician to make sure you receive the necessary tests.
Heart Attacks at Work
More than 1 million Americans suffer a heart attack each year, and it’s no surprise that many of them are unable to go back to work under the order of their doctor. The Social Security Administration recognizes heart attacks as a qualifying impairment for disability benefits. After suffering a heart attack, your condition will not be evaluated until three months after the incident. Only at that point will all the factors be taken into consideration and a determination made. This much time is allowed to pass so that it can be known how well you recover from the heart attack – and even when people have not recovered they are sometimes denied benefits.
There are several heart conditions that can cause a person to require social security disability insurance. The most common are:
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Coronary Artery Disease
Heart disease can have an immediate and long lasting effect on your life and many people under 50 who suffer from heart disease are classified as disabled because of their inability to perform sedentary tasks. In order to perform sedentary work you need to be able to lift 10 pounds, sit for 6 hours and walk for 2 hours within an 8 hour span of time.
Hepatitis is a condition where inflammatory cells invade the tissue of the liver and the symptoms vary depending on the type of infection. If the hepatitis is not self-limiting (meaning that it heals on its own) and it lasts for longer than 6 months, then there is a chance it may be a chronic viral hepatitis infection. Because hepatitis is highly infectious and chronic cases can be debilitating, there are disability benefits available for certain individuals suffering from the disease. If you are suffering from hepatitis, it is in your best interest to receive proper legal representation before applying for your disability benefits.