What Does Social Security Consider a Qualified Neurological Condition?
Neurological conditions or conditions of the brain can come in many different forms. The most common neurologic conditions that Social Security sees are seizure disorders, strokes, and traumatic brain injuries or TBIs. Brain conditions and injuries can be extremely difficult to understand and complain. This is why if you are considering Social Security Disability because of a neurological related condition, you should contact us at 1-800-488-4775.
How Does Social Security View Heart Conditions?
When Social Security looks at the severity of your condition to determine if you are medically eligible for the benefit or not, they look at two main criteria. The two main questions Social Security asks are whether your condition meets or equals a listing, or whether your condition affects your ability to do certain tasks so much that you can no longer perform any kind of work competitively.
Listings: Listings are 14 different types of conditions, that if you meet the exact criteria Social Security has set up, you will be considered medically eligible for Disability.
The conditions of the brain span multiple listings due to the varying degree and causes of neurologic conditions. Below we have listed several listings that relate to the brain, however, this list is not exhaustive, to better understand if your neurologic condition meets the listing you should contact us at 1-800-488-4775.
- Convulsive Epilepsy (Listing 11.02)
- Non-Convulsive Epilepsy (Listing 11.03)
- Central Nervous System Vascular Accident (Listing 11.04)
- Parkinsonian Syndrome (Listing 11.06)
- Cerebral Palsy (Listing 11.07)
- Cerebral Trauma (Listing 11.18)
If you do not meet the listing for a condition, or if a specific listing does not exist for your condition, you can still win your case if you show that you are unable to do any sort of competitive work due to your condition.
Many people are discouraged when they hear that their condition may not exactly meet a listing, and they think that their case has no shot, but this is not the case. Most people who are awarded benefits because of diabetes win by proving that their neurological condition affects their ability to function on a day-to-day basis.
To prove your case based on your functional ability you have to show that your specific neurological condition would keep you from being able to perform any full time work for at least one year. Our attorneys work with your doctors to show how your physical and mental limitations make it impossible for you to do full time work. We focus on the basic physical limitations such as lifting, carrying, walking, standing, bending, etc. However, we also work with your doctors to explain you’re your inability to process information, your issues with balance, loss of sight, the unpredictability and danger of seizures, and limitations in your senses, such as sight, hearing, and touch.
Call our office today and see if you qualify:
While we provide the information above about Social Security Disability benefits so that you will better understand if you are eligible, the best way to check your eligibility is by calling our office and speaking to one of our client service representatives today. You may reach our office toll free at 1-800-488-4775.