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Chronic Impairments

SSI and SSDI Claims for Chronic Illness or Medical Conditions

At the Salt Lake City law office of Ward Harper, Attorney at Law, our work concentrates exclusively on establishing our clients' rights to benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs administered by the Social Security Administration. Many of the cases we handle involve claims of disability due to a condition or illness that our client has lived and worked with for a long time, but has reached the point that continued work is no longer possible. These conditions can range from depression or chronic fatigue syndrome to degenerative diseases such as diabetes or chronic obstruction pulmonary disease.

Contact Utah SSDI benefits lawyer Ward Harper for a free consultation about your claim for disability benefits based on a chronic illness or medical condition. We represent clients whose inability to work is based on such problems as the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Lupus, fibromyalgia or sarcoidosis
  • Chronic pulmonary obstruction, respiratory problems or other lung disorders
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as Crohn's disease
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

In SSDI or SSI chronic illness litigation, your right to disability benefits will often be opposed on the grounds that you were able to work for years with a particular condition, so there should be no reason why you can't continue to work. In cases of chronic and degenerative illness, we can usually prove through your own treating physicians how your condition has worsened over time. We can also show how other illnesses or injuries can complicate the treatment of your preexisting condition, or how the simple fact of aging can accelerate the physical damage of your chronic condition. The more relaxed standards for proving disability for claimants older than 50 can also work to your advantage in chronic illness disability under the SSDI and SSI guidelines.

Utah Social Security disability benefits attorney Ward Harper has won more than 99% of his cases since 2001. This covers more than 782 claims. To learn how you can benefit from his long and focused experience in SSDI and SSI chronic illness claims, contact his law firm in Salt Lake City for a free consultation.

Every legal matter is different. The outcome of each legal case depends upon many factors, including the facts of the case. An attorney's success in past legal matters should not be relied upon to predict a successful outcome in your own case.

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Ward Harper, Attorney at Law, Inc.
4001 South 700 East, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT

Send mail to:
PO Box 900458
Sandy, UT 84090

Phone: 801.272.7900
Toll-Free: 800.765.2141
Fax: 801.272.7906
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