While many people think of injuries as the primary cause of disability, illnesses also cause disability for many people in Houston. When many people in turn think of disabling illnesses, they may think of maladies striking older people. But disabling illnesses can happen to people in all stages of life.
Not long ago, we discussed an alarming rise in liver disease among young people here in Texas. One in 10 young Texans were reported to live with aggressive liver disease. Liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are examples of maladies that many younger Texans are living with.
Liver disease can have negative effects on the lives of people, young or old. What if a sufferer finds that they are unable to work due to the negative effects of their illness? Are there any options? Workers may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits for illness if they are unable to work due to their condition.
Many Social Security Disability applications are rejected after the initial application. This is not always the end of the story, however. There are a number of options for those wishing to appeal their denied claim. Appeals can be complicated, and many people will choose to secure legal representation for the appeals process.
The staff at the law office of David Dopkin, Attorney at Law have been advising SSD applicants for over 25 years. We do not back down from our mission to pursue benefits for all of our clients living with a disabling condition.
We have handled more than 2,500 Social Security Disability claims over the years. Many of our clients have had successful outcomes for their SSD appeals. For more information and to get in touch with us, please see our SSD appeals web page on our website.