Hurdle 3: The Listing Of Impairments | Clearwater Social Security Disability Lawyer

Do you remember your 8th grade biology class when your teacher told you all about the various body systems such as the cardiac or digestive system? Well, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has something called the Listing of Impairments which is like a list of all the things that can go wrong with you by body systems. It is like a car repair manual for the human body and psyche.

If the your medical records show that you have each and every medical sign, symptom or findings that match or equal a listing, you are found disabled at Hurdle 3. This is the reason the lawyer in my initial posting would be found disabled. Even though he could still practice law, his amputation meets a Listing.

Unfortunately, you must meet every element of a listing to meet a listing. It is like  Bingo – it you  don’t have a match, No Bingo! Most doctors don’t know what Social Security’s requirement are for a listing and most doctors don’t write your medical reports for Social Security purposes. SSA does not take a common sense approach to writing or apply social security disability regulations when it comes to equaling a Listing. They rarely find applicants meet a Listing and, as a result, most are found not to be disabled at Hurdle 3.

But, don’t despair, because your case is NOT over! Social Security is required to go to Hurdle 4! For more information, and for more help with your claim, click here or call 727-894-3188.

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