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What conditions does Social Security Disability Insurance cover?

Many Colorado residents suffer from medical conditions that prevent them from finding gainful employment. They may wonder whether they can receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to help pay the bills. First, a determination needs to be made regarding whether a particular individual suffers from a medical condition that qualifies for such benefits.

Varieties of conditions fall under those that would qualify a Colorado resident for benefits. For example, suffering from a back, joint or bone condition may meet the requirements. Cardiovascular conditions, respiratory conditions and gastrointestinal issues are also covered. Those who suffer from immune system disorders, blood disorders or neurological disorders, along with mental disorders, could also qualify.

Not all medical conditions are on the list. However, if an individual's condition meets certain criteria, benefits may still be available. For most people, suffering from a qualifying condition is not where the problems in receiving benefits arise. The application process is stringent, and meeting the demands of the Social Security Administration may present significant challenges.

The medical evidence alone that is needed in order to receive benefits is extensive. Evidence must be provided from the time the injury or illness occurred through the present. It is always best to provide as much information as possible. The Social Security Administration often denies benefits because an applicant failed to provide enough proof of his or her medical condition.

This is not the only issue that could cause a denial of Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. The paperwork must also be meticulously completed. Whether an individual receives a denial (which could be appealed) or is just beginning the process, it may be beneficial to consult with a Colorado attorney who regularly deals with this area of law. He or she may be able to get an individual the benefits you need and relieve at least some of the stress associated with his or her condition.

Source: FindLaw, "Medical Conditions that Qualify You for Disability Claims", Accessed on June 18, 2017

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