Degenerative Joint Disease

Social Security Disability for Degenerative Joint Disease

How To Apply For Social Security Disability For Degenerative Joint Disease

Degenerative joint disease also called osteoarthritis causes the progressive depletion of cartilage within the joints. The accompanying swelling and inflammation of the joints, as well as adjacent tissues, can cause severe pain and hinder movement. Osteoarthritis is commonly experienced in the knees, shoulders, lower back, neck, hips and hands but it can affect any joint. As the degenerative joint disease worsens it may prevent one from working due to the pain. Under such conditions, one might qualify for Social Security disability benefits.

Degenerative Joint Disease

We, GAR Disability Advocates, help individuals in applying for disability benefits. Our capacity enables us to represent clients across the United States. We guide you from the beginning up to the approval stage. Throughout our engagement, we perform the hard work for you while being honest and trustworthy.

To receive Social Security disability benefits your condition is subjected to specific standards outlined in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book. You must meet the criteria listed to be approved for disability benefits.

A successful application for SSDI benefits needs your medical records and documentation to show that the pain you experience is unbearable. They must provide evidence that the pain prevents you from performing your work duties and severely impacts your ability to engage in routine work activities. Also, you will be required to submit medical notes that prove the diagnosis and factual evidence such as X-ray, CAT scan and MRI reports that highlight your deteriorating condition.

If you fail to meet the criteria in the Blue Book you can still get approved for disability benefits through a residual functioning capacity form (RFC). Your doctor will give specific information on your condition, symptoms, treatment and limitations.

Unfortunately, your application for benefits may be dismissed. After the second dismissal, you can lodge an appeal hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). The judge will examine the medical records, documentation, statements and RFCs provided to assess your eligibility for vocational-medical allowance required for benefits approval. Other considerations such as your age, skills, education level and work history are examined. Skill transfer to a job that requires limited physical activities will also be determined by the ALJ.

It is crystal clear that applying for social security disability benefits for degenerative joint disease is a complex process. To make matters worse, a reduction in working hours and staff has increased the backlog at the Social Security Administration leading to a processing time of almost three years per case. Hence expertise from a Social Security disability advocate is needed.

GAR Disability Advocates is the right choice to represent you. We have the necessary expertise, experience and resources to offer quality representation to you anywhere in the United States. We sort out your paperwork and assign you a personal Case Manager as well as Accredited Disability Representative to counsel and help you throughout the process.

Our advocates have the expertise to tilt the case in your favor and help you receive approval for disability benefits. We win disability benefits for degenerative joint disease applications that other firms avoid. Furthermore, we reduce the time from application to approval by winning benefits without going for a hearing. To crown it all you will only pay us after we win your case!

Contact GAR Disability Advocates to consult and get counsel on your situation.

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