Without a doubt, having a stroke is a frightening experience. One minute you may feel fine, and the next you find yourself struggling to speak, walk, or see. The majority of the time, a stroke is caused by hemorrhage in your brain or a blockage in one of your blood vessels. In both cases, blood flow to your brain is restricted. Depending on when you receive help, the consequences can be mild to severe.
Qualifying Factors to Receive SSDI in Massachusetts for a Stroke
If you suffered irreversible damage as a result of a stroke, you may no longer be able to perform the job you once held. Depending on the severity of the damages you experienced, you may qualify to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in Massachusetts for a stroke. To receive this, you must show:
- You can no longer speak or write due to sensory aphasia
- You can no longer speak or write due to expressive aphasia
- You can no longer control the movement of your arms, legs, or other extremities
- You have permanently lost part or all of your vision
If you meet at least one of these requirements, you may qualify to receive SSDI in Massachusetts for your disability. To show this, your doctor must fill out a form describing the extent of damage caused by your stroke. On your application, you must also demonstrate specifically how your disability has impacted your ability to perform your job, including any sedentary tasks associated with your position.
Don’t Fill Out Your Application Alone
Filing an application for Massachusetts SSDI after a stroke is more complex than it initially seems. You must demonstrate specifically how your impairments stop you from being able to work in your job, or any other job you qualify to perform. Even if your former job required you to perform manual labor, you must show that your disability also prevents you from performing sedentary work.
The Boston SSDI attorneys at Keefe Disability Law can help you get the disability income you need. Contact us by filling out the short form on this page and we will help you complete your application to maximize your chances at receiving the income you need.