Disabling Diseases in Austin
Disability Lawyers Serving Austin, Waco and Surrounding Areas
If you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease that keeps you from working, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Our Texas disability benefits lawyers are knowledgeable about the diseases and injuries that could entitle a claimant to SSD benefits. We understand the disease diagnoses that disability case examiners are looking for when reviewing benefits applications. Talk to us before you try to battle the government alone.
The Bob Richardson Law Firm is ready to help you obtain the Social Security Disability benefits you need and deserve. We handle disability claims from the initial application through review by an administrative law judge.
The Social Security Disability lawyers at The Bob Richardson Law Firm have successfully helped many people obtain full disability benefits from the Social Security Administration — including those whose claims were initially denied. We represent Social Security Disability applicants in Austin, Waco, Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen and Temple.
For a free evaluation of your Social Security Disability claim, contact us toll free at 877-922-0186 or fill out our online contact form.
Qualifying Diseases and Illnesses for SSD Benefits
There are a variety of serious diseases that may prevent you from performing any kind of work and leave you disabled, as defined by the Social Security Administration. Many are permanent conditions or life-threatening conditions. A lawyer at The Bob Richardson Law Firm can discuss your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits after reviewing your medical diagnosis.
Some of the common conditions and diseases that qualify claimants for SSD benefits include:
- Cancer – Certain malignancies including skin cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma, liver cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer and urinary cancer may leave you disabled and unable to work for an extended period. You could be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits if you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions and are unable to work.
- Cardiovascular disease and heart conditions – Disorders that affect the proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system include chronic heart failure, recurrent arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease.
- Respiratory disease – Diagnosed disorders including cystic fibrosis, chronic pulmonary insufficiency, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis or pneumonia, persistent lung infections, sleep-related breathing disorders and lung transplants are conditions that could qualify you for disability benefits.
- Musculoskeletal system disorders – Conditions that prevent you from walking or that interfere with your use of your hands or arms may entitle you to SSD benefits. They include joint dysfunction, spine disorders, amputation, hip fractures, burns and soft tissue injuries.
- Blood disorders – Chronic anemia, sickle cell disease, hemophilia or similar coagulation disorders and chronic thrombocytopenia are serious conditions that may qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits.
- Neurological diseases and conditions – Epilepsy, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS, brain tumors, Parkinson’s syndrome, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injuries and degenerative diseases are often serious conditions that prevent you from working and could entitle you to receive SSD benefits.
- Endocrine disorders – Abnormal functioning of the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal gland and pancreatic gland can cause hormonal imbalances that lead to serious complications.
- Immune system disorders – Autoimmune disorders, immune deficiency disorders and HIV / AIDS can cause loss of function to an organ or affect an entire body system. Immune system disorders could lead to a disability determination.
- Mental disorders – Medically diagnosed psychological or behavioral conditions that prevent you from performing gainful employment may qualify you for disability benefits. The list of qualifying mental disorders includes affective disorders, anxiety-related disorders, schizophrenia, paranoia and other psychotic disorders, personality disorders, autism and mental retardation.
Listed above are diseases and conditions that commonly lead to approval of disability claims. But there are many other less common chronic diseases and life-threatening conditions that also could entitle you to SSD. If you do not see your condition listed here, don’t be discouraged. You still may qualify for SSD benefits. Let us review your diagnosis and provide a no-charge evaluation of your chances of obtaining disability benefits.
Contact an Experienced Texas Disability Benefits Lawyer
Can I have a lawyer represent me in applying for Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income? The Bob Richardson Law Firm, founded in 1990 by then-Texas State Representative Bob Richardson, now retired, has helped thousands of applicants for Social Security Disability obtain the maximum benefits they deserve after diagnosis with a serious or life-threatening disease. We handle disability claims every day. We represent people from the initial application for disability benefits through review by an administrative law judge and the appeals process.
Our attorneys who represent Social Security Disability claimants focus exclusively on Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income cases. They are members of the National Organization of Social Security Disability Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR) and the Fifth Circuit Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives (FOSSCR). We do not charge hourly fees up front.
For a free evaluation of your Social Security Disability claim, contact us toll free at 877-922-0186 or use our online contact form.