Social Security Disability Benefits for Stroke

Social Security Disability for Stroke

What Is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when there’s an interference with the blood flow to your brain, depriving you of oxygen and other nutrients. According to Mayo Clinic, strokes are usually caused by a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or a ruptured blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke) and require immediate medical attention. A stroke can leave victims with serious life-altering disabilities such as paralysis, difficulty communicating, trouble swallowing, memory loss, trouble controlling emotions, and physical pain.

There is no way to predict how an injury sustained from a stroke may affect you for the long term. If you’re currently unable to work after experiencing a stroke you may qualify for Social Security disability.

Can You Qualify for Social Security Disability after a Stroke?

The SSA uses Section 11.04 Central Nervous System Vascular Accident n order to determine your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits after a stroke. In order to qualify under this listing you must wait three months-post stroke to apply and experience one of the following:

  • The ability to communicate effectively due to motor or sensory aphasia
  • The inability to control the movement in two extremities affecting your ability to walk, balance, and move.

In addition to meeting the qualifications listed above, you must also be able to provide medical documentation showing that the injuries you’ve sustained after your stroke are severe enough to qualify you for disability benefits.

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If you’re unable to work for one year due to having suffered a stroke, 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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