Relying on SSDI for your Chronic Health Problem

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Living with a chronic illness can be difficult, especially when it impacts your day to day life or prevents you from being able to work and financially provide for your family.

When it comes to work, if you are unable to carry out your designated tasks, or your job duties would impact your health by making your illness worse, you may consider social security disability income or SSDI. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help. The Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., are experts in handling cases just like this and helping people get approved for SSDI benefits.

Top Chronic Illnesses that may Qualify for SSDI

If you are considering SSDI, the first step is to see if you qualify.

While this is not a complete list of chronic illnesses, they are among the most common:

  • Mental illnesses
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Back problems such as degenerative disc disease or arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart disease

There are many times where an SSDI applicant suffers from more than one chronic illness such as having diabetes and mental illness. If you have been denied for SSDI and only listed one of your chronic illnesses, it may be time to submit an appeal.

Appealing an SSDI Denial

SSDI was initiated as a way to help people who are unable to work in a similar capacity as others who do not have an illness. It was designed to help people like you. But, getting approval for SSDI in Tennessee or Virginia isn’t always easy, which is why hiring an experienced attorney such as the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., can be beneficial for your case.

If you have received an appeal, don’t lose hope! Many people assume that is the end of the road for them, but that usually is not the case. If you are looking to file an appeal, you will need proof of your symptoms, and how they interfere with your ability to work at your job. Your Tri-Cities SSDI attorney Michael R. Munsey is experienced in handling these type of cases and knows exactly what information to gather to present in your appeal, and how to present this information in a way that it is clear that you are disabled or suffer from a chronic illness.

SSDI Benefits and the Rest of your Life

When approved, you can use your SSDI benefits to pay for your housing, utilities, groceries, and anything that you need to live life day to day. You will be awarded a set amount based on your past income history, so not everyone will be awarded the same amount. A certain percentage of this money may also be passed along to your spouse or dependent children, if you have any, at the time of your death. Getting approval for SSDI could mean security for you and your family, both now and in the future, after you have passed.

SSDI Attorney in the Tri-Cities

If you would like to learn more about applying for or appealing an SSDI application, please contact the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., by calling (276) 451-2056 to schedule your free consultation.

Representing the injured and disabled for more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., are proud to serve clients in Bristol, Kingsport, and Johnson City, Tennessee, as well as Bristol, Virginia.