The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers a number of conditions to be severe enough to prevent you from working. Regardless of the condition, all are subject to evaluation and you must meet certain criteria to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
Though most of the conditions listed by the SSA as disabling are permanent or expected to result in death, those that are not require evidence showing that the condition has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year.
What Is Alzheimer’s?
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease. The disorder destroys brain cells, which causes memory loss and problems with thinking and behavior.
These problems can be severe enough to affect your ability to work and enjoy your day-to-day life. Alzheimer’s disease affects the neurological system and is the most common form of dementia. It has no current cure, and it affects more than 5.3 million Americans.
Compassionate Allowances and Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s was added to the list of Compassionate Allowances in 2010, which means it is a quickly identifiable condition that qualifies for expedited claims processing with minimal medical evidence.
We’re Here to Help
At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand the significant impact Alzheimer’s disease can have on families just like yours. That’s why we’re dedicated to making sure people who are afflicted with this disease receive the benefits they need to take care of themselves and their loved ones.
We only get paid if we succeed in getting SSD benefits for your family. Contact us today by filling out our free online form or dialing (800) 477-7315.