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Waukesha County Social Security Disability Lawyer for Sensory Impairments

There are a variety of health issues that can affect people, cause them to experience limitations on the activities they can perform in their daily lives, and make it difficult to find or maintain employment. Sensory impairments, including vision loss, hearing impairments, or speech disorders, can be especially difficult to deal with. Fortunately, people who suffer from these issues may qualify for Social Security disability benefits, which will provide them with assistance that will allow them to meet their ongoing needs. In these situations, it is important to understand the requirements a person will need to meet to show that they are disabled and are eligible for benefits through Social Security.

Impairments Related to Special Senses and Speech

To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, a person must earn an income below the amount that is considered to be "substantial gainful activity," and their condition must be severe enough to prevent them from earning sufficient income. Social Security maintains a "Listing of Impairments" that are severe enough to automatically qualify a person for disability benefits. One section of this listing details the requirements for conditions related to "special senses and speech." The impairments listed in this section include:


Waukesha Social Security Disability Lawyer for Spine Disorders

The spine is a complex system of bones, muscles, and ligaments that protect the spinal cord and allow the body to move. Because the spine is so important to the body’s overall function, any disorder that affects the spine can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. These disorders can also affect a person's ability to maintain gainful employment, and those who are significantly disabled may qualify for government benefits. Disability benefits are provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in cases where a person cannot work because of a serious medical condition. This includes individuals who suffer from spine disorders. To qualify for benefits, applicants must have a condition that will last at least one year or result in death. 

Types of Spine Disorders That May Qualify for SSD Benefits

There are multiple types of spine disorders, and they can cause a variety of debilitating symptoms depending on the parts of the spine that have been affected and the severity of the condition. Some of the most common symptoms related to spine disorders include pain, muscle weakness, numbness, difficulty walking, and problems with bladder or bowel control. In some cases, spine disorders can also lead to paralysis.

Some common spine disorders that may qualify a person for Social Security disability benefits include:



  • Thank you so much Jonathan. I was so tired of waiting almost 2 years for my disability hearing and you told me always stay positive and to not give up. You met with me before my hearing and told me what to expect and when you told me the judge approved my case I was so relieved! The Social Security disability payments I get allow me to keep seeing my doctors and really help us out. Thank you!

    - Shirley

  • Jonathan thank you for helping me win my Social Security disability case. You are so easy to talk to and don’t make me feel stupid each time I call with my questions.

    - Rene

  • Jonathan is very knowledgeable and pleasant,He is very considerate for his client and return my all phone calls promptly.I was very happy for his services. I highly recommend him to any body who needs attorney help.

    - S.P., Wheeling, IL

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