Fibromuscular dysplasia can cause a wide range of symptoms depending on the area of your body affected. If your symptoms are severe enough to prevent you from working a Pittsburgh, PA job and treatment does not help, you may qualify for social security disability benefits for fibromuscular dysplasia including Social Security disability. At Berger and Green, we can help you file a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The disability attorneys from Berger and Green can explain these benefit programs to you, double-check your application, help you file your claim, or navigate the appeals process after a denial. Let us review your case for free today. Call our office at (888)-392-8307 to talk to a member of our team.
Meeting an Impairment Listing and Qualifying for Disability for Fibromuscular Dysplasia
The Social Security Administration does not include a specific impairment listing mentioning fibromuscular dysplasia in their Blue Book. Instead, you need to check with the medical guidelines related to the symptoms you experience to see if you may qualify for disability based on an impairment listing.
Some of the most common areas of the body affected by fibromuscular dysplasia include:
- Upper extremities
- Lower extremities
Your doctor can help you identify the section of the Blue Book that may cover your impairment or offer other support for understanding what you need to know to get the disability benefits you need. We encourage you to discuss your application with your doctor because your doctor plays a key role in providing the evidence necessary for the Office of Disability Determination Services to approve your claim.
When you enlist our help with your case, we double-check your application to ensure you include correct contact information for all your doctors. The disability examiner from the Office of Disability Determination Services uses this contact information to obtain your medical records and other evidence of your impairment.
You Can Get Disability for Fibromuscular Dysplasia Without Meeting an Impairment Listing
It is not uncommon for those with fibromuscular dysplasia to fail to meet the medical guidelines under an impairment listing. While your condition as a whole prevents you from earning a living wage, you may not meet the strict rules in the Blue Book. When this happens, you may be able to get disability benefits based on your residual functional capacity (RFC) assessment instead.
An RFC assessment considers:
- Your remaining abilities despite your impairments
- Your age, work history, education, and training
- The type of work you can do
- How long you can work
- How often you can work
If this assessment finds you cannot work your last job, or any other job you might qualify for, you will likely get approved for disability benefits.
There are three ways the Office of Disability Determination Services evaluates RFC:
- A doctor from the agency looks at your application and medical records; or
- Your doctor completes paperwork related to your condition; or
- You attend a consultative exam scheduled and paid for by the Social Security Administration
Each Disability Program Also Has Technical Qualifications You Must Meet
Before the Office of Disability Determination Services ever looks at your disability application, the local Social Security field office checks to see that you meet all the technical qualifications of the program. If you do not meet them, you will receive a technical denial.
Each program has its technical qualifications. These include:
Social Security Disability Insurance
- Be a citizen or eligible immigrant
- Earn less than the substantial gainful activity limit
- Have enough and recent enough work credits
Supplemental Security Income
- Be a citizen or eligible immigrant
- Have a household income below current program limits
- Have assets below current program limits
Let Us Help Appeal a Disability Denial for a Pittsburgh Fibromuscular Dysplasia Diagnosis
If you received a denial notice after applying for disability, you are not alone. The Social Security Administration denies more than half of all initial claims. Once you receive your denial notice, give us a call. We can help you fight a denial of your Pittsburgh disability benefits. You only have a short time to request an appeals hearing, so it is important to act right away.
Once you reach out to us, we can request your hearing for you if there is sufficient time to do so. Then, we go to work building a strong case for approval. As a part of representing you during this process, you can count on us to:
- Answer your questions and address your concerns
- Investigate the reason behind your denial
- Collect evidence to prove your qualifications
- Build a solid case for approval
- Represent you before the Administrative Law Judge during your hearing
- Fight for your monthly benefits and back pay
We Can Also Pursue Compensation for a Personal Injury Accident
The legal team from Berger and Green handles much more than Social Security Disability cases. If you or a member of your family sustained injuries in a Pittsburgh personal injury accident, we can help you pursue a personal injury claim. Founding partner Laurence B. Green has fought for the rights of Pittsburgh accident victims for more than 40 years. Call us today at (888)-392-8307 to get started with a free case review.
Getting Social Security Disability for Fibromuscular Dysplasia in Pittsburgh, PA
If you cannot work a job and earn enough to make ends meet because of your fibromuscular dysplasia symptoms, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. If you are in the Pittsburgh area, the disability team from Berger and Green can help prepare and file your claim to get social security disability for fibromuscular dysplasia in Pittsburgh, PA.
If you already filed your initial application but the Social Security Administration denied you benefits, we may be able to help you navigate an appeal.
Call us today at (888)-392-8307 for your free case review.