Chicago Attorney Serving Those With Disabling Diseases

A Chicago Physical Disability Lawyer Who Can Help

Many people come to me, attorney Timothy White, with questions about whether or not their specific disease, medical condition or disorder will qualify them for Social Security benefits. The answer is, it depends on the severity of your condition.

In order to be eligible for benefits, you must have a "medically determinable impairment" that prohibits you from working for at least one year. Some diseases and conditions that often result in such impairment include:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back problems
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain disorders
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated discs
  • Mental illness
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Traumatic brain injuries

The Social Security Administration does not look at the name of the condition, only at how greatly it affects your ability to work. For instance, high blood pressure is not usually thought of as a disability. However, if you require frequent hospital treatments because of it, it may potentially qualify as a disabling condition.

At my Chicago law firm, I work with your doctors and other medical providers to provide the necessary evidence that supports my clients' disability claims.

Disabling Diseases and Conditions for Children

Adults are not the only people who can qualify for Social Security benefits. Children's disability benefits are available, too. Children may be considered eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments for a wide range of conditions. Some common conditions include:

  • Severe asthma
  • Learning disability
  • Seizures
  • Deafness
  • Diabetes
  • Mental illness
  • Low birth weight
  • Mental retardation
  • ADHD

Contact an Attorney for Free

Arrange a free initial in-person or phone consultation by calling The Law Offices of Timothy R. White locally at 773-295-2179 or toll free at 877-851-4243. You can also reach our Illinois office by filling out the online contact form.