Type of Claim: Social Security Disability BenefitsAge at onset of disability: 52 Health impairments: bilateral sacral fractures, bulging lumbar and cervical discs, depression resulting from chronic pain and loss of function Summary of case: Claimant alleged disability from the time of a fall at the school where she was employed as the principal. She injured her back and neck. She had chronic back pain and neck pain. Treatment included physical therapy, stellate ganglion blocks and trigger point injections and ultimately a discectomy and cervical fusion. Due to the loss of her ability to function and her chronic pain, she became depressed. Result: Fully favorable decision after a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge with an award of Social Security disability benefits dating back to her fall. DISCLAIMER: You should be aware that the facts and circumstances of every case are different. You should not expect that the outcome in your case or a similar case will be the same as those listed above. You should discuss your case with a lawyer to learn about your legal rights and possible outcomes based on the specifics of your situation.
Social Security considers you to be disabled when you have a serious medical condition that prevents you from working. To determine whether a person is
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program offering monthly income to disabled American workers. When you suffer from an illness or injury that
Yes in limited circumstances. Otherwise, you must file an SSI application over the phone or in person at your local Social Security Office. At this
Yes. Inheritance can affect Social Security disability benefits. Much depends on the type of benefit you receive. Below, we discuss the implications of inheritances in