Q For the past year, my inflammatory arthritis has gotten a lot worse! Now I’m concerned because I’m not able to do a lot of the basic tasks I need to at work, like typing or walking. Do I qualify for New Hampshire Social Security disability for my arthritis?
It’s hard to say. Every case is different, which is why the Social Security Administration (SSA) reviews each application in close detail when deciding whether to approve or deny a request for disability benefits in New Hampshire. Arthritis sufferers often apply because, like you, their condition makes it difficult to perform the tasks required by their jobs, including sedentary tasks like typing.
Understanding the Social Security Disability Listing for Arthritis
In order to have your application approved, your condition must meet certain criteria set in place by the SSA. For inflammatory arthritis, you must have at least one of the following be true for you:
- Your arthritis is in the joints in your leg, making it difficult to walk
- Your arthritis is in the joints in your arms, making it difficult to lift, push, or pull
- Your arthritis impacts at least two of your major organs, causing extreme fatigue, malaise, or other serious side effects.
- Your arthritis is in your spine, making it difficult to move or causing serious disruption with at least two of your body’s systems.
- Your arthritis flares up frequently and impairs your ability to interact socially with others, perform basic daily functions, or complete basic tasks.
Proving these can be very difficult. If you need help with your application for Social Security disability benefits for arthritis in New Hampshire, it is highly recommended that you work with a lawyer.
Social Security disability lawyers in New Hampshire understand the complexities of each listing, and can help you put together an application that will maximize your chances at approval. Contact us today using the form on this page to learn more about how we can help with your specific situation.