Does Osteoarthritis Qualify for Social Security Disability in Wisconsin?

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The Financial Support You Deserve

Life can be hard living with osteoarthritis.

Pain, stiffness, loss of flexibility—it’s all a part of your routine now. It can affect joints throughout your body, turning everyday tasks into difficult chores.

It’s bad enough to where you can’t work. But how can you pay your bills when you don’t have a steady income?

Social Security Disability benefits are meant for people in your situation. The monthly checks provide vital financial security in your time of need.

But they can be hard to win, sadly. Most first-time applicants are turned away.

At the Becker Law Office, we take pride in helping our neighbors in Madison, Wausau, and all across Wisconsin win the benefits they deserve.

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Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Osteoarthritis

Social Security acknowledges how severe osteoarthritis, the most common form of osteoarthritis in America, can be. But you can’t just tell Social Security you need benefits—you’ll have to prove it.

Here are some symptoms you’ll need to show:

  • Evidence of nerve root compression
  • Limited motion of the spine
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Sensory or reflex loss
  • Pain in a straight-leg raising test
  • Leg pain that can make walking difficult
  • Pain and inflammation of the spine, requiring frequent position changes

Even if your symptoms don’t specifically fit those above, you could still qualify. You’ll have to show you meet Social Security’s definition of “disabled”:

  • Your osteoarthritis makes working impossible.
  • You can’t switch to a different line of work.
  • You’ll be out of work for at least a year.

Still feeling lost? We understand. It’s why we’ll evaluate your case at no cost to you.

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The Evidence You’ll Need to Win

Lack of evidence is one of the most common reasons applicants are denied. In order to win, you’ll have to include things like:

  • Doctor’s records
  • Hospital reports
  • Treatment details
  • Testimonials from family, friends and coworkers
  • And more

And if you’ve been denied already, you can’t give up hope now.

The experienced disability attorneys at The Becker Law Office can guide you through your appeal, in which you’ll have multiple chances to win. We can help organize your evidence and make sure your case is as strong as possible.

It can be daunting to go through this process alone. For us, Social Security Disability is all we do. We know the system, we know the people in it, and most importantly, we know how to give you the best chance at winning.

So don’t take a chance when it comes to your future.

Get in touch today to start taking back control of your life. And remember: you don’t owe us a thing unless you win.

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