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Can you receive SSDI benefits for arthritis?

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2019 | Social Security Disability Benefits For Illnesses

Many people suffer from injuries or illnesses which affect their daily lives. These injuries and illnesses can be acute and happen suddenly, such as broken bones, brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. However, some injuries develop over time and can continually become worse as people continue to live their daily lives.

One of these types of medical conditions is arthritis. This can be caused by many different factors and disorders, but the end result is that people may have major limitations with their joints. Arthritis can make it difficult to walk or use their hands to grip things, or for other fine motor skills. If it becomes severe enough, people may not be able to perform job tasks and may be forced to quit their jobs, which can make life difficult as they have no income to pay for their monthly expenses.

People who find themselves in this unfortunate position may be able to at least replace some of the income they lose due to the loss of employment if they meet the requirements to receive SSDI benefits. In order to be eligible due to arthritis, the person must: have persistent inflammation that affects the ability to ambulate or perform fine motor skills; suffer fixation of the spinal cord, which severely limits movement; must have a combination of fatigue, weight loss, fever, malaise and have limitations of daily activities, social functioning or time needed to complete tasks.

There are many people in Georgia who suffer from arthritis. It can affect many aspects of a person’s life and also can become worse over time. However, for many people, it does not prohibit them from working. This is not true for everyone and some people can have severe limitations due to arthritis. People in this situation may be able to receive SSDI.


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