Should You Be Getting Disability Benefits?

    You need to stop working because you’ve been hit with major health problems. You know how important it is to focus on your health, but you can’t stop worrying about money. Your bills are piling up while you’re not making an income.

    With Social Security Disability benefits, you could receive monthly checks to help with your expenses and feel more financially stable at this difficult time. But do your particular health conditions qualify for benefits?

    This is much bigger than getting a doctor’s note saying you need to stay home from work. When most people apply for benefits, they end up getting denied.

    But people who are approved get approved with many different illnesses. It all depends on the severity of your case and how it limits your ability to work.

    You can find out more about whether your situation makes you eligible for financial assistance from Social Security Disability by talking to the Oregon disability attorneys at Wells, Manning, Eitenmiller & Taylor.

    Our disability lawyers have more than 60 years of combined experience helping people in Oregon win benefits. Our offices are in Eugene, Albany, Roseburg, Coos Bay and Medford.

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    People Often Qualify for Disability Benefits with These Impairments

    At our Oregon disability law firm, we see people with all kinds of ailments get disability benefits. The medical conditions we see most often include:

    If your condition isn’t listed here, don’t worry. You could still qualify for benefits. It may be a matter of choosing the right strategy.

    For you to get an idea of how your situation applies to a claim for Social Security Disability benefits, the Oregon disability attorneys at Wells, Manning, Eitenmiller & Taylor can provide a FREE initial consultation.

    And there is no attorney fee unless we win benefits for you.

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    What If My Health Problem Isn’t Listed in the Qualifying Impairments?

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a listing of impairments that officially qualify for benefits.

    Sometimes people call it the “blue book” of impairments. It lists more than a dozen categories of qualifying physical and mental conditions, adding up to hundreds of individual diagnoses. And it gives details on how to qualify for benefits with each one.

    But it doesn’t include every single condition out there, possibly even yours.

    If your condition isn’t on the list, don’t lose hope. You can take another path to winning disability benefits: seeking what’s called a “residual functional capacity” rating, which shows how your symptoms (not your diagnosis) limit your daily activities.

    No matter what, you’ll need to provide proof of your condition to the SSA. You will have to show:

    • Records of your medical visits
    • Reports from your doctors
    • Medical test results
    • Details of your prescriptions
    • Descriptions of your treatment plans
    • Explanation of the demands of your past jobs
    • Statements from people who know you

    Your evidence must support your claim that you can’t work—at all—and the reason is bad health.

    Gathering all the material and filling out all the forms can be complicated and draining. Wells, Manning, Eitenmiller & Taylor can take on this burden for you.

    When you get disability benefits, and you know checks are guaranteed to come every month, it can restore a sense of peace to your life.

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    Have a Question about Disability Benefits?

    Your health is bad. You can’t work. Your financial stability is threatened. So your head is swimming with questions. How will you get by? How does Social Security Disability work? We’ve gathered answers. See them here:

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