Living with one disabling medical condition is difficult enough. If you are struggling to manage the pain of multiple physical or emotional impairments, your health should be your No. 1 priority. You shouldn't have to worry about how your multiple conditions will affect your eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits.At JP Law, PC, you will find experienced, dedicated and compassionate legal advocates in attorneys Melissa Kenney and Lisa Porter. We represent individuals in Oregon, Washington, California, and throughout the Pacific Northwest, and because SSD and SSI benefits are the sole focus of our law practice, we give no less than 100 percent to people seeking much-needed assistance with the benefits application process.
Working with our lawyers can make the SSDI application process easier, as we will quickly identify the most important issues in your case and immediately begin preparing your file for consideration by the SSA. Call our Portland-area office at 800-758-9160.
Applying For Disability With Multiple Illnesses
One of the greatest fears people with multiple conditions have when applying for SSDI benefits is that if none of their impairments is sufficiently severe, their claim will be denied.
Fortunately, the Social Security Administration reviews the combined effect of all of an applicant's physical and mental conditions. This means that even if your disabilities wouldn't qualify you for benefits individually, you may still be eligible if you cannot work as a result of their cumulative effect. Exceptions, such as vocational eligibility, are also available.
In these cases, thorough preparation of your file is essential to ensure that the review board has a clear picture of how your conditions have affected your ability to work and otherwise live your life. We will carefully evaluate every aspect of your application and look for opportunities to provide the SSA with additional information that can help your chances of obtaining benefits from your initial application or on appeal.
Arrange A Free Consultation
If you have questions about SSD benefits for multiple disabling conditions, contact our Portland-area firm for a free consultation. Email us or call 503-245-6309 or toll free 866-945-1978.