Our Philadelphia law firm focuses on disability benefits. Over the years, we have found that clients often have questions about whether a particular mental or physical health issue might qualify for Social Security disability insurance benefits.
The Social Security Administration maintains a blue book, or listing of impairments and associated symptoms. What’s important to keep in mind, however, is that an SSA disability examiner’s bottom line is whether an individual’s composite symptoms prevent him or her for working, for an estimated period of at least year. In other words, an individual might qualify for SSDI benefits even is his or her symptoms don’t exactly meet the listed criteria in the SSA’s blue book.