Do I Qualify For Disability?

This is often one of the first questions those seeking disability benefits have. Perhaps you have reached the point where you must have additional financial support to support your family. Maybe your original disability claim was denied.

Whatever your situation, the Pennington Law Firm, LLC, can help. Backed by more than 30 years of experience, Birmingham lawyer John Pennington has helped thousands of individuals in Alabama and the southeastern U.S. obtain the benefits they need and deserve.

Qualifying For Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits

To qualify for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must first have been employed in a job that is covered by Social Security and have a condition or conditions which can be expected to keep you from working for a year or longer. You must also prove that you have a medical condition that meets the SSA’s definition of disability. Here are some of the more common conditions the SSA will consider:


Anxiety Degenerative disk disease
Bipolar disorder Depression
Cancer Hepatitis C
Carpal tunnel syndrome Lupus
Complex regional pain syndrome Migraine headaches
Congestive heart failure Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Chronic heart failure Osteoarthritis
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) Rheumatoid arthritis
Crohn’s disease Schizophrenia
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