South Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers: Motor-Function Issues and Social Security Benefits
What You Need to Know
The Social Security Administration defines immobility as an extreme limitation of the ability to walk, where an individual’s impairment affects his or her ability to initiate, sustain, or complete activities without assistance.
The inability to walk is generally classified as having insufficient lower extremity functioning that usually permits independent movement without the use of am assisting device(s) that limits the functions of the upper extremities. Your quality of life may be compromised, and you may be unable to work because of physical immobility or pain issues. You should consider applying for social security benefits to help you through such a difficult time. However, the application process is not easy, and if your application is denied, you may need a lawyer experienced with social security benefit law to help you with your appeal.
Regardless of what caused the impairment, functional loss for purposes mentioned above is defined as the inability to walk effectively, or the inability to perform fine and gross movements effectively for a continued period of time for any reason, including pain associated with the impairment.
These inabilities must have lasted, or be expected to last, for at least a year for you to qualify for social security benefits. If you are unable to walk or use your hands, you may qualify for assistance.
If you or someone you know are suffering from motor-function issues, contact our disability lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys will help you apply for SSD in order for you to receive the benefits you deserve.