Degenerative Arthritis and Disability

Osteoarthritis can seriously affect an individual’s ability to perform physical tasks and participate in daily activities. In some cases, the disease can be so severe that the individual may not be able to work and support him or herself and a family. If it is determined that an individual’s arthritis meets or equals the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) qualifications as a disability, the individual may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.

If you are suffering from a debilitating disease or injury, it is important to consult an experienced Social Security disability attorney. It is essential to understand the filing process and know how the SSA works. For assistance with your disability claim, contact the Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 today.

Determining Disability

When an individual files a disability claim for degenerative arthritis, the SSA will look for:

  • Significant pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty using arms, hands, or fingers
  • Problems with standing for a length of time
  • Difficulty walking

It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to help answer your questions and help with the filing of your claim. In some cases, you may need representation for meetings or hearings regarding your disability claim.

Contact Us

The process of filing for disability benefits can be confusing at times. If you are considering filing for disability benefits, contact the Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 to discuss your claim.