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Qualifying for SSDI in Rhode Island for Spinal Stenosis


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1/7/2014
John L. Keefe
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Spinal stenosis is a painful condition. Usually brought on by aging, this condition causes your nerves and spinal cord to compress, making it difficult to move, lift, or work like you once used to. Whether your spinal stenosis has impacted your lumbar or cervical curve, living with this condition can be very difficult.

Symptoms that Qualify You for SSDI in Rhode Island for Spinal Stenosis

There are a number of disabling symptoms of spinal stenosis that can leave you out of work, and in need of Social Security disability income in Rhode Island. Some of the most common disabling symptoms include:

  • Weakness in the upper or lower limbs
  • Poor sensory functions
  • Leg pain that may be aggravated by walking
  • Radiating pain in your arms

To qualify for SSDI for spinal stenosis in Rhode Island, you do not have to have all of these symptoms.

The Social Security Disability Listing for Spinal Stenosis in Rhode Island

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a unique listing for spinal stenosis, which makes it clearer and easier to determine if you may qualify to receive benefits. To meet the requirements, you have to have:

  • Pain in your lower back or extremities

  • Continual pain that does not radiate from a nerve

  • A positive MRI or CT scan diagnosing you with spinal stenosis

  • An inability to walk without assistance of crutches, a walker, or another person
     

If you meet these requirements, you might qualify to receive SSDI in Rhode Island. When filing your application, it is important to remember that even if you qualify, you may still be at risk of being denied. That’s where working with a Rhode Island Social Security disability attorney can help.

Contact our office by calling 888-904-6847 before filing your application to learn how we can help you maximize your chances of being approved.



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