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People with spinal disorders and injuries could receive SSDI

On Behalf of | May 31, 2019 | Social Security Disability Benefits For Illnesses

People in Georgia rely on their bodies to work properly to perform daily tasks. The body has many different parts that serve different functions. When these various body parts are injured it makes it difficult to use them and life can become more difficult as well. However, there are some body parts that are more important than others. One of these body parts is the spine. The spine sends the messages from the brain to the rest of the body and when it is hurt messages do not go to where they are suppose to and all body parts can be affected as a result.

People with spinal cord injuries face many challenges, many are unable to walk or use their arms. This makes it very difficult to do most basic tasks of daily living and makes it very difficult to work. People who have spinal cord injuries or disorders also need medical treatment and equipment which can be costly as well. This means that many people with spinal cord injuries and disorders can also have financial troubles as well.

People with these injuries and disorders may be able to receive Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits though. This can be very valuable so people can have some income while they are unable to work. In order to qualify for these benefits, the injured person must meet certain requirements though.

The disorder or injury must compromise the nerve root or the spinal cord. This compromise must limit the motion of the spine, motor loss, sensory loss or reflex loss. Also, if the spinal disorder causes burning and requires people to frequently change positions, the person may qualify. If the person experiences chronic pain to the point where they cannot move effectively, they may also qualify.

Unfortunately many people in Georgia suffer from spinal cord injuries and disorders. These have major effects on people’s lives both physically and financially. These people may be able to receive SSDI benefits to at least ease some of the financial burdens. Applying for these benefits and proving that people qualify for the benefits can be difficult though and consulting with an experienced attorney could be beneficial.


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