Qualifying For Disability

About Qualifying Disabilities

A Muskegon SSDI Attorney Helping You

If you have received a medical diagnosis that keeps you from working long term, know that there are options on the federal level for assistance. At Nolan & Shafer PLC, we have years of experience with helping clients claim disability benefits. You can rely on our Muskegon SSDI attorney to provide you with the caring and capable advocacy you deserve.

What Is an SSA Impairment Listing?

One way that you may qualify for Disability Insurance Benefits (DIB) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is by meeting the requirements in a Social Security Disability Listing. The listings (also called the “Blue Book”) contain details on impairments that the Social Security Administration (SSA) considers severe enough to prevent you from working.

Qualifying Disabilities

The Blue Book lists qualifying disabilities in the following areas:

  • Cancer
  • Skin disorders
  • Digestive system
  • Mental disorders
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Neurological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Genitourinary disorders
  • Hematological disorders
  • Immune system disorders
  • Special senses and speech
  • Congenital disorders affecting multiple body systems

The listing of impairments applies to both DIB claims and SSI claims. Social Security updates the online disability listings with any changes. Read more about a particular disability area by clicking here.

When to Get Help

Evaluation of your medical information can be complicated. If you’re not sure if you qualify for benefits based on the Blue Book listing, a knowledgeable disability attorney may be able to help.

Individuals considering a disability claim in Muskegon, Grand Rapids, and surrounding areas don’t need to wonder if they’ve got a case. The experienced attorney at Nolan & Shafer PLC can offer advice based on years of working with Social Security regulations. An initial claim evaluation can help you start pursuing the benefits you qualify for. 

Make an appointment for a free consultation with our Muskegon SSDI lawyer. Contact us at (231) 403-0040. We serve clients in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas.


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