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Is Anylosing Spondylitis a basis for Social Security Disability Benefits?

At Sharon Christie Law, a Baltimore Social Security Disability Law Firm, we are often asked to talk about the topic, is Anylosing Spondylitis a basis for Social Security Disability Benefits? In this video, Sharon Christie examines this topic Is anylosing spondylitis a basis for Social Security benefits, and what the process of trying to claim social security benefits with a anylosing spondylitis will be like. 

Official Transcript: Is Anylosing Spondylitis a basis for Social Security Disability Benefits?

Hi I’m sharon christie your nurse attorney for social security disability benefits. Today i want to talk to you about a condition called anylosing spondylitis and if you have it you know what i’m talking about. If you’ve never heard of it I’m not surprised because it’s not a common condition. For people who suffer from this condition it is an inflammatory arthritis of your spine. For for people who do suffer from it, it can cause you to have to hunch forward.


So that’s one of the hallmarks of this disease but more importantly for a disability case it can cause a lot of pain. That’s what we look for when we are contacted with by people who suffer from anylosing spondylitis. The question is how painful is it for you because it can be different for different people. How painful is it for you? Do you have any other symptoms related to it? For example for some people it actually does affect their sight. Do you have fatigue? That’s another symptom we see commonly.
We want to know all of the symptoms that you have related to that condition. We want to evaluate how severe they are because remember for social security disability if you have a certain health condition. A disease that causes some symptoms but they’re not severely limiting, well that’s not going to be severe enough. To be considered disabled disabled means that the symptoms the problems that you have from your health conditions are so severe that it prevents you from being able to do any type of work on a consistent basis for at least 12 consecutive months. So we have to look very carefully at what are your symptoms with anklosing spondylitis.
You may well have a very strong case. It all depends on the severity of your case. So if you’re thinking that you’re having problems. You know that you’re having problems getting your work done day in and day out and that your condition may have progressed to the point that you need to think about disability.
You want to make sure that you get your case evaluated. Contact an experienced disability lawyer, this is something that we do every single day. Get your case evaluated and find out does it look like you have a strong case that that could be a basis for a disability claim or not because remember this is a long process. It can take two years or longer in many cases from the time you file the application until you get in front of a judge to talk about your case and to hopefully get a positive favorable decision. So you need to start with a good evaluation from an experienced law firm and find out what’s the strength of your case. Then you can make a reasonable decision about whether to go forward or not from there.

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, a Social Security Disability Law Firm, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.