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Can I get Disability Benefits for Osteoarthritis

Can I get Disability Benefits for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, and it occurs when the cartilage on the ends of your bones wear down over time.  Osteo can affect any joint in your body, but most commonly it attacks the joints in your hands, neck, lower back, knees and hips.  Osteo can cause pain in the joint, decreased range of motion of the affected areas, muscle spasms and a cracking of the joints themselves.

Osteoarthritis progressively worsens over time.  No cure exists.

Fortunately, for many medication can somewhat tame the symptoms of osteoarthritis.  For those whom medication does not adequately deal with said symptoms, disability benefits may be available.

The Code of Federal Regulations lists several conditions and the required symptomology that must be present in order for someone to meet disability standards.  The medical requirements for which covers osteoarthritis is found at Listing 1.02.  If you do not “meet or equal” this listing, you may still be entitled to disability benefits if your condition, in conjunction with any other physical or mental impairment, prevents you from returning to work you have done in the past and other substantial work you might be qualified to perform given your age, education and acquired work skills.

Osteoarthritis can be a serious and disabling condition.  If you live in Alabama+ and are suffering with the effects of  osteo but you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits or SSI benefits, don’t give upcontact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today for a free consultation.  Virtual appointments are available through Zoom to better protect you from the coronavirus pandemic.

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