Qualifying for SSDI with an Arthritis Disability
Arthritis is a common reason that people get disabled, especially as they get older. Arthritis can cause problems in your back, hands, hips, and other areas.
If you are age 50 or older, and are having trouble standing or walking because of arthritis, you might qualify for Social Security Disability – especially if your past or current jobs required a lot of standing.
Arthritis in your hands or wrists can make it harder to do many work tasks. Almost all jobs require using your hands. If you can’t use your hands, then it will probably be hard for you to work full time, and so you might qualify for disability.
You need to have a diagnosis of arthritis from a doctor. It is helpful to have MRIs or X-Rays showing arthritis in your joints.
But, having a diagnosis of arthritis is not enough. Many people who have arthritis are not disabled.
Your arthritis has to cause significant limitations in your functioning – whether it’s walking, standing, lifting, or other functions.
Arthritis affects people differently. If you’re not sure whether you would qualify for disability based on arthritis, give us a call.