To be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you must have a physical disability, mental disability or a combination of the two. The Social Security regulations define disability as the inability to perform any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result in death or that has lasted or can be expected to last for at least 12 consecutive months. Physical disabilities include injuries, diseases and other physical impairments.
A number of physical impairments may constitute a qualifying disability for SSDI purposes, depending on their severity and their impact on your ability to work. Such impairments include:
- Cardiovascular illness or injury (heart and circulatory system)
- Respiratory illness or injury (e.g., asthma, COPD, lung disease)
- Neurological impairments (e.g., brain damage, cerebral traumas, muscular dystrophy, stroke)
- Immune system disorders (HIV, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and others)
- Chronic pain or fatigue, including arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Connective tissue disorders
- Back and neck injuries
- Hepatitis C
- Multiple sclerosis
- Diabetes (retinopathy, peripheral neuropathy)
If you suffer from any of these conditions, or any other physical or mental disability that significantly impairs your ability to work, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). To learn more, contact the Law Offices of Cynthia G. Starkey at any of our convenient office locations in San Jose, Fremont or San Mateo.
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Our attorneys have represented thousands of clients with disabilities, and have a strong record of results in SSDI and SSI appeals. Cynthia G. Starkey has been representing clients in Social Security Disability appeals for more than 30 years.
We care about our clients and work diligently to provide competent and professional representation they require. Throughout your case, you will have a dedicated attorney and a legal assistant who takes time to provide personal attention to your legal needs. Using our experience and knowledge of the law, we will build a strong case on your behalf and vigorously pursue the SSDI and SSI benefits you are entitled to receive.
Contact A San Jose Social Security Disability Lawyer
We represent clients throughout the Bay Area. We are pleased to offer a free consultation and case evaluation. We charge no fees unless we recover benefits for you. Se habla Español en la oficina de San Jose solamente. You can consult with a Social Security Disability attorney at any of our three office locations in San Jose, Fremont and San Mateo, California. Call 800-655-9652 or contact us by email.
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