Indiana individuals applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits may be surprised to find they have been denied benefits when they have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney Scott D. Lewis does see individuals with this disorder turned down throughout the disability process and it could be for a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons can include, but are not limited to:
If your condition does not meet the above referenced listing, does your physical or mental residual functional capacity prevent you from working? In other words, because of the Parkinson’s disease are you are limited in the areas of standing, walking, sitting, lifting, and concentrating among other areas preventing you from performing substantial gainful activity (SGA). Other factors such as your age, education, and prior work experience may also be important factors in a finding of disability.
Also, it should go without saying but it is important if you are able to work or exactly how much you are able to work. The above information may be meaningless if you are currently working and making over a certain amount of income determined by the Social Security Administration.
What should you do if you are unable to work and have been denied Indiana Social Security disability benefits and you have Parkinson’s disease? If you have a valid claim, you should appeal your denial and move forward in the Social Security disability process. Remember, there are time constraints in filing your Social Security disability appeals paperwork.