Arthritis and Receiving Disability Benefits

Arthritis And Receiving Disability Benefits

Arthritis is one of the disabilities listed on the Social Security Administration’s list of approved disabilities.  Arthritis can be caused by injury, obesity, old age or it can be a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet.  You probably have an idea as to whether you would or would not qualify for benefits based on your disability.



Limitations Due to Arthritis

If you are unable to walk or walk with ease without experiencing pain and discomfort, then holding down a job could be extremely difficult.  In addition, if you have difficulty holding onto objects, moving your arms or turning your head, then these can also be limiting factors that prevent you from being able to perform a job efficiently.

Generally, if a major joint in the lower extremity is causing severe pain and discomfort and limits your activities of daily living, maintaining social functioning or limits the completion of a task in a timely manner, then you may qualify.

The same thing applies for arthritis in the neck, hands, elbows or basically any part of your body above your waist.  If the arthritis is severe to the point that your daily life and work activities are affected, then you may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits.

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If you’re unable to work for one year due to arthritis, you should definitely apply for SSDI benefits. Having a disability advocate help you file your claim can get your claim reviewed faster than the usual 3-5 months. We can connect you with an experienced Social Security attorney or advocate for a free consultation before filing your claim. To see if you may qualify for free legal assistance with your claim, click the button below now.

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