When you suffer a permanent injury and can’t work, you have a lot to worry about. You probably have medical appointments and the bills to go with them. You may have issues that arise in your everyday life, like medications to take or problems getting around. When you have all of this going on, the last thing you want to worry about is money. But stress caused by money trouble is inevitable, since you are no longer able to work. This can be quite jarring for those who built a career on serving the public and now cannot even serve their family’s own needs. This is where disability benefits may become essential. Here are some guidelines on what types of disabilities qualify for benefits and when to contact a disability attorney.
What Kinds of Injuries Are Eligible for Disability Benefits?
Not all disabilities will qualify for benefits. These are the main types of injuries that will qualify you to apply for disability benefits:
- Musculoskeletal problems: This category includes back injuries and other injuries that affect joints and bones.
- Problems with the senses: This includes vision and hearing loss.
- Speech problems
- Respiratory illnesses: These include conditions like asthma and cystic fibrosis.
- Cardiovascular conditions: These conditions mostly affect the heart, such as chronic heart failure and coronary artery disease.
- Digestive tract problems: These affect the digestive system, such as liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- Neurological disorders: This category includes multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy.
- Blood disorders: These include conditions such as sickle cell disease and hemophilia, which affect the bloodstream.
- Mental disorders: Disorders that affect mental health include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and autism.
- Immune system disorders: This category includes HIV/AIDS, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and kidney disease.
When Is It Time to Get in Touch About Disability Benefits?
Typically, you would get a disability attorney involved once you’ve been denied for benefits. They can help you put together your appeal. However, the best time to reach out may actually be when you’re initially applying for benefits. They can help you with the paperwork and make sure you are approved the first time around, so you don’t have to worry about appeals.
Why Should I Contact Lloyd Eisenberg’s Office?
Lloyd Eisenberg can help you through the entire process of applying for disability benefits. Our office in Columbia, Maryland, specializes in representation for law enforcement officers, paramedics, and firefighters. Contact the office of Lloyd Eisenberg today to discuss your case.