Emotional And Physical Disabilities
The Social Security Administration (SSA) should take all of an individual’s impairments such as physical problems, emotional problems and symptoms such as pain, fatigue, dizziness, weakness and so on into account when determining whether to grant Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Various forms of evidence are crucial in establishing your case. This evidence might include medical records, accident reports and a disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Unless your lawyer provides such evidence or requests that the SSA obtain such evidence on your behalf, it is doubtful that you can win your case.
The Evidence Necessary To Win Your Case
Attorney Mark Di Carlo can determine what evidence is crucial to attempt to win your case, and he can obtain that evidence through his own office or through requests at the SSA. Some of this evidence relates to you proving your limited physical exertional capacity to lift, pull, push, walk or stand. Other evidence may relate to your nonexertional limitations such as pain, dizziness, inability to concentrate, inability to get along with co-workers or supervisors and so on.
Obtaining Benefits Due To Physical Disabilities
Physical disabilities can cause symptoms such as pain, headaches, dizziness and numbness that make it virtually impossible to work. Physical disabilities that Mark Di Carlo can help you seek benefits for include:
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Neck and back injuries
- Knee and shoulder problems
- Obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes
Obtaining Benefits Due To Intellectual And Emotional Disabilities
When most people think about disabilities, they look at physical impairments that prevent people from participating in certain tasks. The truth is, emotional and mental impairments can cause similar difficulties. Common issues that can help you build a case for Social Security Disability benefits include:
- Anxiety or depression
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Other intellectual disabilities like mental retardation, brain injuries or dementia
The key to obtaining benefits for your disability is understanding how to bring all potential impairments and their specific effect on your ability to work before the SSA. Many times when people suffer from obesity, high blood pressure or diabetes, they also suffer from depression or anxiety disorders. As your lawyer, Mark Di Carlo can present your case in the best possible light before the SSA.
Mark A. Di Carlo Has Experience You Can Trust
Schedule a free initial consultation today at the Corpus Christi or Harlingen office. And remember, you will not pay any legal fees unless you obtain benefits. Mark Di Carlo can be reached online or by telephone at 800-584-5798. Please note that meetings at the Harlingen location are by appointment only.