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Social Security Disability Benefits for Vertigo

Social Security Disability Benefits for Vertigo

At Sharon Christie Law, a Baltimore Social Security Disability Law Firm, we are often asked the question, can I get Social Security Disability Benefits for Vertigo? In this video, Sharon Christie examines this question and provides you with the answer.

Official Transcript: Social Security Disability Benefits for Vertigo

Hi I’m Sharon Christie your nurse attorney for Social Security disability benefits. I’ve talked to a lot of people who suffer from vertigo and it is a very disturbing condition. It may be related to another disease process or it may have come sort of out of the blue. I’ve had a number of people contact me about a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV. Maybe that’s a term that you’ve heard in your case so people call me and they want to know. You know can I get disability benefits? I’m having a really hard time functioning day to day and that’s really that’s the question for us.. 

So, when somebody suffers from vertigo, we want to look at what is the cause. Is it a condition say like BPPV? Or is it related to some other disease condition? How frequently do the dizzy spells occur? Now that’s key because if they are very occasional only lasting for a few seconds it is certainly disrupting when it happens but that’s not something that’s likely to disrupt your ability to hold down any type of job. Which is the standard for Social Security disability. On the other hand, let’s say you are someone who is suffering from vertigo that is happening frequently several times or more during the day. That it lasts longer than a few seconds. That it affects your ability to walk. Where your gait it can make you very wobbly because suddenly you feel like everything is spinning or you are just not centered properly and it is very distracting when it happens.

Well, that’s a situation that’s different from the first situation I described because that’s the kind of situation that if you are on the job and you have multiple attacks. That’s what I’ll call it multiple attacks. These dizzy spells throughout the day well that very likely can interfere with your ability to work. 

So, the question that you have to look at first is you know what’s causing the vertigo and then how frequently is it occurring? How long does it last and how disruptive are these dizzy spells? How did they disrupt you in your day-to-day activities?

Say if you’re trying to take care of your house or you need to drive to the store. How are those activities being disrupted? If they are so we look at that very closely to determine how these attacks of dizziness are going to affect you on the job and if it is a situation where you are going to be seriously affected on the job and your ability to do either the job you’ve done in the past or any other kind of work. Then that’s a situation where we could look at a disability case for you.   

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.