Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits in Tampa?

Published on: June 17, 2014

With What Medical Conditions May I Qualify for Social Security Disability in Tampa?

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Even if you’ve never had to deal with the Social Security Administration (SSA) before, chances are you’ve probably heard about how difficult the process of getting your benefits can prove to be. Did you know that around 63 percent of all initial claims are denied? It isn’t unusual to appeal your case once or twice before being awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

However, that’s no reason to become discouraged and give up. At Disability Experts of Florida, we believe that it is important to evaluate every case on its own merits.  Therefore, we offer a free, no-obligation case review so that we can better get to know you and tounderstand your situation and discuss your goals.

If you feel you are disabled and are suffering from an illness or disorder that prevents you from doing the kind of work you did previously and  if that condition affects your ability to work,, then you may be eligible for Social Security Disability in Tampa. But do you know what conditions are covered in the SSA impairment listing manual, The Blue Book? This reference manual is what the SSA and the Florida Department of Disability Determination (DDD) use as a guide for determining whether you qualify. A Social Security advocate at Disability Experts of Florida will work with you to help you decide if your conditions meet the criteria set forth in The Blue Book.

How to Find out if You Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability in Tampa

The Blue Book includes the following listings:

  • Kidney disease
  • Respiratory illnesses - COPD or asthma
  • Musculoskeletal problems (back and similar ailments)
  • Cardiovascular conditions – e.g. heart failure or coronary artery disease
  • Digestive tract problems, such as liver disease, Crohn’s disease or IBD
  • Senses and speech issues – eyes, ears, etc.
  • Mental disorders like schizophrenia, autism, or retardation, depression, anxiety
  • Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, and epilepsy
  • Immune system disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis HIV/AIDS, lupus

Does your illness fall under one of these broad categorical headings? If so, you should speak with a DEF Social Security advocate to help you initiate a claim for Social Security disability in Tampa. Our tireless advocates work directly with the SSA on a daily basis. As a result, they possess valuable insight into what vocational witnesses will look for in your case and  what medical records are needed and how to proceed with an appeal should one be necessary.

Must My Illness, Impairment or Disorder be Listed in the Blue Book to Get Social Security Disability in Tampa?

The short answer is “no.” It does not. A famous example of this scenario is that of migraine headaches. They are not listed anywhere in The Blue Book. However, if medical records are well documented and the claimant can prove he or she can no longer work, you might be awarded SSDI in Tampa. It’s very important to always remember that, regardless of the type of impairment, SSA will be looking at the kinds of work the claimant remanins capable of engagin in.

  • Your case review is always free of charge and obligation! Call or click now to speak directly with an advocate!

Getting your Social Security disability benefits in Tampa is often frustrating, stressful and anxiety-inducing. But there’s hope. The experienced advocates at Disability Experts of Florida are ready to speak with you now about your case. Don’t go it alone against the SSA and the DDS! We’re here to answer your questions and make the process go easier. You have an ally in Disability Experts of Florida!


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