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Defining inability to perform fine and gross movements for SSDI

On Behalf of | Aug 10, 2019 | Uncategorized

Injuries will affect people in Georgia in different ways. The type of injury and what body part is injured often determines this. People who sprain an ankle will have different issues than people who sprain a wrist. Also, broken bones will affect people differently than a torn muscle or ligament. So, depending on the type of injury a person suffers and the severity of the injury, how it affects their daily life will vary. However, a variety of different injuries will prevent people from being able to work for lengthy periods of time.

If this occurs, people will be put in a difficult position as they determine how they will be able to receive income while being unable to work. The longer the injury will prevent people from working the more dire the situation can become. People in this situation may be entitled to Social Security Disability or SSDI benefits though. However, before people receive these benefits they must qualify for them.

One of the requirements is that the injury prevents people from being able to perform fine and gross movements effectively. This means that people must have extreme loss of function in both upper extremities. People must be unable to sustain pulling, grasping, reaching, pushing and other movements needed for daily activities. Examples of an inability to perform fine and gross movements not being able to prepare meals, inability to perform personal hygiene, inability to sort and file papers and other functions.

There are many different injuries that can prevent people from working. People in this unfortunate position may be entitled to SSDI benefits, but first, they must meet the criteria for receiving them. One of many requirements is people may need to demonstrate that they have the inability to perform fine and gross motor movements effectively among others. Experienced attorneys understand the requirements and how to best demonstrate them. Consulting with one may be beneficial.


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