The Social Security Administration (SSA) grants cash benefits to individuals suffering from total permanent disability. Permanent disability is a condition that is expected to exceed 12 months and, according to the Social Security Administration, it is a condition that:
- Renders a person unable to perform the work that he/she did before being disabled;
- Renders a person unable to perform any other type of work; and,
- Either lasts for at least a year or results in death.
Causes of total permanent disability include health conditions, such as:
- Cancer (malignant neoplastic diseases)
- Digestive system disorders
- Endocrine system disorders
- Genitourinary impairments
- Hematological disorders
- Immune system disorders
- Impairments that affect multiple body systems
- Malignant neoplastic disease
- Mental disorders
- Musculoskeletal system disorders
- Neurological disorders
- Skin disorders
- Special senses and speech disorders
If the disability suffered by an individual is included in the list above or if he/she is suffering from multiple health problems which he/she feels should merit the consideration of SSA, it may be beneficial for him/her to immediately hire a Long Term Disability lawyer who can provide legal assistance that just may earn for him/her the approval for the disability claim that he/she needs.
Following severe accidents and illnesses, a person might develop a debilitating physical or mental condition that causes them to suffer from a disability. While there are many consequences of a long-term disability, one of the most difficult to deal with is the inability to work a regular job and earn a livable income. Unfortunately, many people facing this very situation and are uncertain what to do. However, many individuals who suffer long-term disabilities and other serious injures may actually be eligible to file a claim for SSD benefits.
Getting Social Security disability benefits can be difficult though, especially when people try to navigate this process on their own. Thus, if you will be applying for SSD benefits, it may be wise if you would let an experienced and knowledgeable attorney help you. He/She may be able to help you secure the financial support you need.