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Physical and Mental Impairments

Pursuing Benefits for the Physically and Mentally Disabled

People can receive Social Security disability benefits for a wide range of ailments, injuries and health conditions. Both physical and mental impairments can be severe enough, by themselves or in combination, to prevent a person from working. Our attorneys assist both adults and children in need of benefits, evaluating each case according to its merits.

A high percentage of SSDI and SSI claims — based on both physical and mental impairments — are initially denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, we have the skill and experience required to succeed with many such claims on appeal. If your claim has been denied — or you are trying to decide whether you should apply — please contact us - we are knowledgeable Cincinnati-area lawyers.

Establishing Your Disability May Require In-Depth Knowledge of the System

The Social Security Administration maintains a list of impairments — some physical and some mental — that includes clearly disabling conditions such as blindness, deafness and fatal illness. However, because illnesses and injuries can vary from minor to severe, most conditions are not "automatically" judged as disabling. An individual evaluation of whether the claimant is capable of performing work, given their age, education and past work experience, in combination with their medical condition, is at the heart of the government's decision on approving a claim.

In addition to people with debilitating physical problems, we are available to build cases and appeal claims for people with mental impairments such as:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety, with or without panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, which can occur due to many forms of past trauma
  • Low IQ

It is important to recognize that alcoholism and drug addiction are not considered qualifying disabilities — and that succeeding with your case could depend on past or present abuse of substances. We can explain this more once you contact us.

Individual, Concerned Attention and Determined Representation

We understand that there may be many components to your inability to work — and that constant physical pain often leads to equally challenging mental disability. Our offices are committed to evaluating your case realistically and on its own merits, leveraging decades of experience. We deal closely with the SSA staffs in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

For a personal, focused consultation on your claim for Social Security disability benefits, please contact us today. You will owe no attorney fees unless we agree to represent you and you ultimately receive retroactive benefits.

 

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