Social Security Laws


Disabilities Covered by Social Security

Meeting precise requirements is key for successful disability claims in Farmington, Fayetteville, Springdale, Prairie Grove, Winslow and all of Arkansas

Disability laws are complex. It is important to understand that a knowledgeable attorney skilled in SSI disability knows how to increase your chances of collecting on your claim. With a skilled Fayetteville disability attorney by your side, you have a much better chance of having your claim approved.

You cannot qualify for disability payments in Farmington, Fayetteville, Springdale, Prairie Grove, Winslow, or anywhere else in Arkansas simply by being unable to perform the duties of your old job or by virtue of your own definition of your disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is precise and specific in its descriptions of the impairments that qualify for disability.

What are the listed disabilities under disability laws?

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you must have at least one of the conditions in the Listing of Impairments put out by the SSA. The SSA listing of covered disabilities for adults includes diseases and disorders in fourteen categories, as follows:

  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Special senses and speech
  • Breathing disorders
  • Heart and blood vessel disorders
  • Digestive systems
  • Genitourinary impairments
  • Blood and lymphatic diseases
  • Skin disorders
  • Endocrine system
  • Impairments that affect multiple body systems
  • Neurological
  • Mental disorders
  • Malignant neoplastic diseases (cancer)
  • Immune system disorders

Are there requirements for disability duration?

Most of the disabilities on the Listing of Impairments are permanent or expected to result in death. For some conditions, the listing includes a specific statement of duration of disability that you need to qualify for benefits. For all other listed conditions, the evidence must show that the impairment already lasted, or medical professionals expect it to last, for a continuous period of at least one year.

A skilled attorney from Martin Law Firm can help you determine whether your social security disability is covered and whether you meet duration requirements.

For help with Social Security law in Fayetteville

The attorneys of Martin Law Firm assist clients with all aspects of Social Security laws. In Farmington, Fayetteville, Springdale, Prairie Grove, Winslow, and all of Arkansas, we provide disability claim services including evaluation of documents required for application, assessment of the qualifications of an applicant for benefits based on the health status of the worker and other factors, and support throughout the application and appeals processes.

Let us fight for you. Contact the Social Security Disability lawyers at Martin Law Firm to discuss your case today.