Accepted Medical Conditions in Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Social Security disability attorney
Many of my clients are unable to work due to a disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has its own set of rules and its own procedures regarding what conditions qualify as a disability.
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Accepted Medical Conditions in Salt Lake City

What constitutes a disability in Utah?

Many of my clients are unable to work due to a disability. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has its own set of rules and its own procedures regarding what conditions qualify as a disability.

My name is Melvin A. Cook and I am a Salt Lake City Social Security disability attorney. My legal staff and  I work diligently to gather all the necessary evidence to present your case in the most compelling way possible. I interview fact witnesses, review medical records, hire experts and generally do whatever it takes to convince the hearing officer that you are legally disabled.

What are some common disabilities?

The SSA’s impairment listing manual, also known as the “blue book,” contains a long list of conditions that the SSA considers worthy of Social Security disability payments. These conditions include:

  • Cardiovascular problems, including coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. If you can convince the SSA that you cannot work without risking a coronary episode, the hearing officer may grant your request for disability payments.
  • Neurological disorders, such as hemiparesis or other post-stroke impairment, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. A person who has a seizure once every few years is generally ineligible, while a person who has a seizure every few weeks or months has a much stronger case. Disabled children may experience this condition.
  • Skin conditions, which can range from eczema and psoriasis to skin cancer and severe burns. Such conditions are particularly disabling for a person whose job includes heavy customer contact or other personal interaction.
  • Muscle disorders, including arthritis, degenerative joint disease, and intense back and neck pain. These disabilities are very common in jobs that require intense loading and lifting.

I suffer from a condition that is not in the blue book. Can I still qualify for disability payments?

If your health condition is substantially similar to an existing accepted medical condition and significantly interferes with your life, you still have a case. My clients with migraine headaches are a good example. I am always upfront with my clients; I tell them that obtaining disability payments for migraine headaches is not easy, but not impossible. I present evidence that the migraines are constant and severe, that there is no other job the client can perform, and that there is no medical treatment to cure or control the migraines. After hearing this evidence, there is a good chance the hearing officer may find in favor of my client.

Contact an experienced Salt Lake City Social Security disability attorney

Countless people throughout Salt Lake City suffer from a form of disability. It can bring many challenges and obstacles that can lower a person’s quality of life.  At the Law Office of Melvin A. Cook, I use my legal and financial background to help my clients in every way possible. I fight the government bureaucrats to obtain all the compensation you deserve. From the time a client visits for their initial consultation and all the the way through trial, I will always be in your corner. Contact me online or at 801-746-5075 to schedule your free consultation.

 

Contact a Salt Lake City Attorney Committed to Protecting Your Rights

When it comes the family law and social security disability , each client and case is different. It is also important to select an attorney with the experience, skills and professionalism required to address your legal issues. To learn more, contact the Salt Lake City law offices of Melvin A. Cook and schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.

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