Osteoporosis and Disability

Osteoporosis is a form of progressive bone loss that occurs in older adults and occasionally in children. Many complications often arise from the disease, including fractures, spinal curvature, limping, and sunken chest. Osteoporosis is generally diagnosed by routine x-rays or bone density scans.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, millions of men and women are at risk of developing osteoporosis, and the debilitating fractures that often accompany the disease can have a significant effect on an individual’s ability to work and support his or her family. For more information on osteoporosis and Social Security disability, contact an Indianapolis Social Security disability lawyer of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.

Disability Claims Due to Osteoporosis

As with most disability claims, simply having an illness does not usually qualify one for Social Security disability on its own. Reasons an individual with osteoporosis may qualify for disability include:

  • Significant impairment that prevents the individual from working
  • Age considerations and overall health
  • Work history
  • Impairment that inhibits concentration and functionality
  • Potential for other types of employment
  • Any other mitigating factors

An individual who is suffering significant disability due to osteoporosis should follow all official guidelines and application procedures when requesting Social Security disability benefits.

Contact a Social Security Disability Attorney

If you have been denied Social Security disability benefits and would like to appeal the decision, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 today.