Chronic obstructive uropathy can lead to severe symptoms that prevent you from working. If you find yourself in this position, disability benefits could help you make ends meet. You could qualify for payment from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
If you need help getting Social Security Disability for chronic obstructive uropathy in Pittsburgh, PA, contact the disability lawyers at Berger and Green. We can help you apply or appeal a denial of your benefits. We might also be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit and collect additional compensation if another person’s negligence caused any of your disabilities.
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Qualifying for Disability Based on an Impairment Listing
The Social Security Administration (SSA) publishes a list of qualifying impairments and the criteria you must meet to get approved for benefits. Known as the Blue Book, this publication includes a mention of chronic obstructive uropathy in Section 6.00.
To qualify for benefits, your symptoms and complications will need to meet the criteria outlined in this section. You will need to have medical evidence to support this, including:
- Imaging scans; and
- Clinical findings; and
- Laboratory test results; and
- Treatments and results; and
- Surgical notes.
All this information should be in your medical records, but we recommend discussing your intent to apply for disability with your doctor. Your doctor can help you understand if you meet the criteria and double-check your medical records to ensure everything is available. They might also need to complete paperwork to help you get your benefits.
Getting Benefits Without Meeting an Impairment Listing
While the SSA will approve some people based on their chronic obstructive uropathy symptoms, others do not meet the criteria in the Blue Book. If the SSA does not approve you based on an impairment listing, you might still get benefits based on your Residual Functional Capacity (RFC).
Your RFC is an evaluation of your ability to work, the type of work you can do, how often, and for how long. The SSA can evaluate this by:
- Having the disability examiner handling your case evaluate you based on the evidence used to evaluate your benefit claim; or
- Asking your doctor evaluate you based on your medical records and their knowledge of your case; or
- Scheduling an examination with a third-party doctor.
If you cannot work your current job, or another job you might qualify for, you will likely get approved for benefits based on your RFC.
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Meeting the Technical Qualifications for Disability Benefits
While meeting the SSA’s definition of disability can be a challenging step to getting benefits for chronic obstructive uropathy, there are also a number of technical qualifications you must satisfy to qualify. These deal with the identifying information you provide on your application, your work history, and your income level and personal assets.
The local Social Security field office will check to ensure you meet these qualifications before forwarding your claim and supporting materials on to the next step in the application process. If you do not meet the technical qualifications, you will receive a technical denial at this point.
People sometimes receive technical denials because:
- They left blanks on the application form; or
- Their name, birth date, or Social Security Number did not match; or
- There were other issues with completing the basic information on the application; or
- They did not meet the work history requirements for SSDI; or
- They did not satisfy the income or asset requirements for SSI.
We can help you apply and avoid some of these mistakes. If you got a technical denial, we can help you understand what went wrong before we appeal your case. Reach out to a member of our team today to get started.
Fighting a Disability Benefits Denial in Pittsburgh
Unfortunately, the SSA denies many claimants based on their initial application. This means a large portion of all applicants have to face the appeals process to try to get the benefits they need. If you find yourself in this situation, you are not alone—and all hope is not lost. Just be sure you do not delay your choice to file an appeal.
You have 60 days from the date of your denial letter to decide you want to fight the denial and request an appeals hearing. We can handle this entire process for you if you give us a call. If you enlist our services, we can schedule your hearing date, as well as:
- Analyze your claim and other information to understand why the SSA denied you; and
- Help build a solid case for getting approved for the benefits you deserve; and
- Help you understand what to expect during this time, and during your hearing; and
- Represent your best interests during the appeals hearing; and
- Present your case to the Administrative Law Judge; and
- Ask them to overturn the denial, pay your back benefits, and offer retroactive benefits when available.
We understand this process is long and stressful, and having us on your side can make this complex fight easier. If we cannot secure your benefits during an appeals hearing, we can continue to pursue other options to get your denial overturned.
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Talk to an Attorney About Getting Disability for Chronic Obstructive Uropathy in Pittsburgh.
The team from Berger and Green might be able to help you get the disability benefits you deserve if you cannot work because of your chronic obstructive uropathy. We will review your claim, or help you file an appeal and fight a denial.
Call our Pittsburgh office today at 412-661-1400 to talk to a member of our team about your disability claim.