A major health situation confronts your family, and it does not come as a surprise. You need a new heart. Now, you begin the wait. That first wait is just to get on the waiting list for a heart from a donor who has met an unfortunate end. Someone’s misfortune will lead to you getting a second lease on life.
However, your health circumstances could potentially lead to a domino effect toppling many aspects of your life. Your family and your finances suddenly are under siege, especially since your health situation prevents you from working. It is time to seek Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Many types of illnesses, including yours, may qualify you for SSD benefits.
You cannot work and must help your family
Each year, more than 2 million Americans who are unable to work apply for SSD benefits. These are people who suffer from diseases, illnesses and maladies that include arthritis, chronic back pain, kidney disease and autism.
Based on a report released in October 2019, the Social Security Administration notes that the primary reasons workers apply for SSD benefits relate to musculoskeletal system/connective tissue disorders and mental disorders. Here is a list of some of the ailments that could qualify you for SSD benefits:
- Musculoskeletal system along with connective tissue: These ailments include arthritis, back pain and joint pain.
- Mental disorders: Among them including depression, schizophrenic, obsessive-compulsive disorder and autism-related disorders.
- Nervous system: Disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease are among them.
- Sensory organ disorders: The list includes visual impairments and hearing loss.
- Cardiovascular-related matters: Heart disease, heart failure, coronary artery disease and aortic disease are among these types of illnesses.
- Autoimmune disorders: The list includes lupus and scleroderma.
- Circulatory disorders: High blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are in this category.
- Respiratory disorders: Bronchitis, asthma and emphysema top this list.
- Chronic kidney disease: This ailment often leads to dialysis and possibly a kidney transplant.
- Blood disorders: Leukemia, lymphoma and HIV/AIDS-related illnesses may qualify you.
Your health issue directly affects your inability to work. SSD benefits will allow you to provide some financial support to your family. Apply for these benefits and get the help of an attorney.