Colorado Springs Social Security Disability Medical Conditions Attorney

Understanding the Social Security Administration's Listing of Impairments

Does the Social Security Administration (SSA) consider your impairment a disability? At Weddell & Haller, P.C., our attorneys help clients understand the SSA's requirements for Social Security Disability benefits.

The SSA decides each case on its own merits. This means that people with similar claims may see different results. Our Colorado Springs and Denver Social Security Disability medical condition lawyers can review your case and help you present it in a compelling light to SSA officials. Our goal is to show the SSA the full extent of your disability and reduce the chances of a denial.

Contact us online or by telephone at 719-387-9866 to speak with an experienced Colorado Springs and Denver Social Security Disability medical conditions lawyer.

The Social Security Administration lists a number of physical and mental disabilities that qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). However, the real test is not whether your condition appears in SSA's "Listing of Impairments" but the severity and length of your disability. Generally, the impairment must prevent you from working and must have lasted or be expected to last at least 12 months, or result in death.

Social Security Disability medical conditions include, among others:

  • Chronic pain and Fibromyalgia
  • Mental health disabilities, including depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, etc.
  • Sleep issues/sleep disorders, including insomnia
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
  • Heart problems, including stroke, heart attack, etc.
  • Upper extremity injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Lung problems/pulmonary problems
  • Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD)
  • Breathing problems/respiratory problems, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma
  • Learning disabilities

Many people who file a Social Security Disability claim have more than one disorder or disability. The Social Security Administration will also look at a combination of impairments when deciding whether to accept or deny an SSD application.

Free Consultation With a Limon SSD/SSDI Lawyer

Do you need help understanding the SSA's requirements? Contact us online or by telephone at 719-387-9866 to speak with a highly qualified Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado, SSD/SSDI attorney. We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingency fee basis — meaning you do not have to pay us unless we win your case.*

We make home and hospital visits upon request for those unable to travel to our office. Foreign language translation services available.

*Clients may be liable for costs.