Feeling physical, emotional and financial burdens after loss of a limb?
Disability Benefits for Amputation are possible.
Losing an arm or a leg can be devastating, physically and psychologically. The world as you know it may never be the same, but there is still hope.
Amputations ― a surgical procedure to remove a limb or part of a limb ― occur for a variety of reasons. Some are the result of an industrial accident, a war injury, or another traumatic event. Others are caused by a serious disease, such as cancer or diabetes.
Whatever the case, amputations are a serious medical condition that can dramatically impact your daily activities and your quality of life. Many people can no longer work, causing an unforeseen financial hardship that can be difficult to overcome.
Fortunately, financial help is available from the federal government if you meet certain criteria. If you have had an amputation and can’t work ― even with a prosthesis ― you could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits for Amputation.
While it seems that this process would be straight-forward for an amputee, it is anything but easy. The Social Security Administration will want a mountain of information, including a detailed description about your amputation; the names and contact information for all of your doctors; dates of medical tests, surgeries and treatment; and your work history, among other things.
If you don’t present your claim properly, your chances of approval aren’t good. Your best chance for success is to let someone with experience handle the Disability process for you. The experienced attorneys and skilled professionals at McDonald Law Firm have handled thousands of claims and understands Social Security Disability law.
We will work tirelessly to get you a monthly disability check and make your life a little easier.
Qualifying for Disability Benefits for Amputation is not as straightforward as it seems.
Individuals who have lost an arm or a leg often assume that they will easily qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits for Amputation. Unfortunately that is not always the case.
Just like every other medical condition, the Social Security Administration uses strict criteria to determine who qualifies for monthly Disability Benefits for Amputation. A single amputation of a leg below the knee, for example, does not automatically guarantee disability benefits. To be approved during the initial application stage, you must have suffered one of the following:
- Loss of both hands.
- Loss of one or both legs. The amputation must be above the ankle and you must suffer complications that prevent you from walking effectively with a prosthetic device.
- Loss of one hand and one lower limb. The amputations must hinder your ability to move effectively.
- Loss of an entire leg at the hip or pelvic region.