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Physical Impairments

SSI and SSDI Physical Disability Claims - Proof of Physical Impairment

In a claim for SSI or SSDI physical disability benefits proving a physical impairment is not simply a question of presenting medical proof of a serious physical injury or condition. It is also necessary to convince the Social Security Administration that your physical impairment represents a disability that prevents you from working, and that your period of disability will last for at least 12 months. For dependable advice and representation about your claim for Social Security benefits based on a physical disability, contact Salt Lake City SSDI lawyer Ward Harper for a free evaluation of your case.

In Ward Harper's long history practicing Social Security disability law, he has handled many cases seeking SSI and SSDI for physical disabilities, including:

  • Musculoskeletal problems such as herniated discs, spinal cord injury, failed back surgery, fibromyalgia, hip replacement and other major joint dysfunction
  • Respiratory problems such as chronic pulmonary insufficiency, chronic infections and lung disease
  • Cardiovascular problems including congestive heart failure, ischemic heart disease, recurrent arrhythmias, venous insufficiency and peripheral arterial disease
  • Gastrointestinal problems including recurrent obstructions, chronic liver disease, peptic ulcer disease, chronic ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s Disease
  • Genitourinary problems such as kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome and impairment of renal function
  • Diseases of the blood or lymph system including thrombocytopenia, leukemia, lymphoma, bacterial infections and other diseases that cause chronic anemia
  • Skin disorders that cause extensive skin lesions
  • Diabetes and other endocrine disorders
  • Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and poliomyelitis
  • Cancer and other malignant disorders.
  • Immune System Disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus and chronic fatigue syndrome

Claimants older than 50 have an advantage over younger claimants, because the criteria for claiming SSI and SSDI for physical disabilities are easier to satisfy for older applicants under the Social Security claim procedures.

Despite the challenges of proving a period of disability in SSI and SSDI physical disability claims, Utah attorney Ward Harper has achieved an impressive record of success on behalf of his clients. Since 2001, he has won more than 99% of his cases. To learn how his experience with the proof of physical impairments in Social Security disability cases can benefit you, contact his office in Salt Lake City for a free evaluation of your claim.

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

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PO Box 900458
Sandy, UT 84090

Phone: 801.272.7900
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