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When osteoarthritis leads to an inability to work in California

On Behalf of | Oct 23, 2015 | Social Security Disability Benefits

Many Californians live with osteoarthritis, more commonly known as “arthritis.” And, with the California’s population steadily aging over time, millions more will find themselves dealing with this difficult medical condition in the years to come. For some Californians, the condition is nothing more than a minor irritant. But, for others, the condition becomes so bad that they are faced with a complete inability to work, even before they retire.

Pain is not the only concern for Los Angeles residents who suffer from arthritis. There is also the potential for limited range of movement. Once a person’s movement becomes limited, due to arthritis, there is a real possibility that the person will no longer be able to do the job they were doing beforehand. That may mean that a switch to a new profession is in order, but for some people, that may mean that work of any kind is out of the question.

Arthritis can become a disability in some cases. But, to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, the condition must be so severe that it qualifies under the medical requirements included in the federal regulations for SSD benefits. These requirements are stringent, and the appropriate amount of medical documentation must be provided to the Social Security Administration in the application process.

At our law firm, we attempt to help Los Angeles residents who are suffering from arthritis in their attempts to secure Social Security Disability benefits. For more information, our Los Angeles readers can visit the osteoarthritis section of our law firm’s website.

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