Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to the Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) more than 27 million people are affected by Osteoarthritis and another 1.3 million people live with rheumatoid arthritis. Here are some important considerations for Social Security’s process to determine if an arthritis patient qualifies for SSDI:

Are you currently working? If you earned more than $940 a month in 2008, it could be enough to disqualify you from disability benefits. Special rules apply for blind disability claims.

Your arthritis must be so severe it significantly limits your ability to complete basic job descriptions. For example, consideration is given for limitations to carrying or lifting, walking, sitting and standing.

Arthritis is considered under musculoskeletal disability and there are specific qualifying criteria. Your arthritis may be considered disabling if you experience persistent swelling, pain, and limitation in your joints.

Contact a Leading Disability Attorney in Houston

The SSA will look at the work limitations caused by arthritis symptoms. If you were able to perform work in the past that is no longer possible due to your arthritis, contact us for a Free Case Evaluation. After considering your case, we will give you the strongest chance to successfully apply for social security benefits.

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