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What qualifies as medical evidence for SSD claims?

So many people in Michigan and across the nation are currently dealing with adverse health conditions that render them either partially or fully disabled. Perhaps you're one of them. Whether you suffer from a particular medical condition or you are doing your best to provide care, encouragement and support for your child who suffers, there may be resources available of which you are unaware.

Taking care of the needs of someone with health problems (whether you are the patient or the caregiver) is often a full-time effort; therefore, you may not have even had time to research what type of help exists, much less learn how to access it. For instance, claiming Social Security Disability benefits may be a viable option in your situation, although there are typically several eligibility requirements that must be satisfied before you apply.

List of medical conditions that meet eligibility criteria

The very thought of researching eligibility requirements for Social Security Disability benefits may exhaust you if you are doing all you can to get through your day-to-day circumstances. However, it's important to know ahead of time whether you or your child's condition qualifies to expedite the process of application. The list below includes several medical conditions that would make you eligible for benefits.

  • Any sort of sensory or speech problem, including hearing or vision impairments, would be valid conditions for which you could request Social Security Disability benefits.
  • Respiratory conditions, such as asthma or cystic fibrosis also create eligibility to apply for SSD benefits.
  • Perhaps you're one of many Michigan residents who suffer from chronic back pain due to an existing medical condition. This too would make you eligible to request benefits.
  • Not only physical medical conditions apply when it comes to SSD eligibility. If you or your child suffers from a mental health illness, you may be able to collect benefits.

These are merely a few examples that would be included on an extensive list of approved medical conditions for SSD benefits eligibility. If researching the matter further causes you stress, you can reach out for support by seeking clarification regarding eligibility requirements or any other pertinent issues by discussing your particular needs with someone well-versed in SSD regulations.

An experienced attorney who has helped other Michigan residents navigate the process would be a great resource to tap into for answers to your questions and guidance regarding which available options would help you most in your current predicament.

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