Our Brandon Social Security disability lawyers will provide the administrative law judge with evidence as to why you deserve disability benefits. They will usually base this evidence on one of two theories.
Severity of Impairments
First, they will claim that you are disabled because your injuries or limitations meet the standards in the Listing of impairments. These are outlined in the Medical-Vocational Guidelines, available online or in a booklet. The Listing provides an overview of all types of impairments, such as medical and mental limitations, including heart disease, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, back problems and many more. In addition to describing the afflictions, the Listing specifies the seriousness of the impairment. When you meet the qualifications in the Listing, then you are usually determined to be disabled.
However, you may also be found disabled if you have a combination of impairments that equal or exceed a listed impairment. The ALJ will make a final decision about the severity of your condition based on your testimony, statements from witness and the medical information in your file. Your attorney will argue your status as well. If you are sufficiently impaired to qualify for a Listing, the ALJ will not consider your ability to work.
Other Ways to Prove Your Case
If your lawyer cannot prove your case in this way, he will likely try to prove that you are unable to perform other work similar to what you did in the past and that you are also unable to do other jobs based on age, schooling and work history. Generally, the older you are, the more likely it is that you would be found eligible for disability.
Contact Our Brandon Social Security Disability Lawyers
Garry Miracle has a track record of helping clients prove that they are suffering due to impairments that no longer permit them to obtain gainful employment. Call our Brandon Social Security disability lawyer at (813) 655-3136.