Musculoskeletal Disorders and Social Security

Muscoloskeletal disorders are a group of disorders resulting from heredity, congenital, or pathologic processes. These disorders affect bones, muscles, and joint movement due to deformity, amputations, and other complications. The major cause for claiming Social Security disability for musculoskeletal disorders is the limitations these disorders put on a person’s ability to sustain movement over long periods of time, which is essential to most work-related tasks.

If you or someone you love has a musculoskeletal disorder that interferes with their ability to work, the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office may be able to help. We provide clients with sound legal representation and guidance while they file for benefits and are prepared to defend our client’s right to receive benefits. Contact us today at (800) 520-3633.

Limited Mobility

When applying for Social Security disability benefits for a musculoskeletal disorder, the main requirement is to provide evidence of a condition which, over a period of 12 months, significantly limits an individual’s ability to initiate and sustain physical activities. Some examples of impairment that Social Security officials consider include:

  • Inability to prepare a meal for oneself
  • Inability to tend to personal hygiene
  • Inability to handle paperwork and filing

These and other limitations may be grounds for you or your loved one to be approved for Social Security disability benefits.

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Musculoskeletal disorders can have a significant effect on a person’s ability to care for themselves and maintain a living. At the Hankey Law Office, our Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys are committed to helping individuals with disabilities get the Social Security benefits they need. Contact our office today at (800) 520-3633 to speak with a knowledgeable Social Security attorney.