Back injuries are some of the most common injuries that people endure. You could suffer a back injury because of overexertion on the job, an accident, stress on your body due to age, or a host of other factors. Whatever the cause of your back injury, it could impact your ability to work and earn a living.
If you cannot work due to your back injury, you may wish to look into whether you can qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to help support you and your loved ones. SSD monthly benefits are available to people with long-term disabling conditions who cannot work.
Under certain circumstances, but not all circumstances, a back injury will entitle you to benefits. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can assist you in determining if you should be eligible for benefits based on your specific ailment.
Can You Get Social Security Disability Benefits for a Back Injury?
Whether you can get Social Security Disability benefits for a back injury or not will vary depending upon the type of injury you've sustained and the severity of the injury.
Back injuries would often qualify as injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The Social Security Administration lists the types of musculoskeletal system disorders that can make you eligible for SSD benefits in Section 1.00 of the Blue Book. The Blue Book is the SSA's list of impairments that entitled an individual to benefits if that individual has a listed impairment along with specific required symptoms.
Many different kinds of back injuries are considered musculoskeletal disorders that qualify you for benefits, including various disorders of the spine. You will need medical proof you have either a listed condition or one that is equivalent in severity to those listed and you will need to show your back injury stops you from working. A Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can help you prove your back injury should make you entitled to benefits.