Stroke or Cerebral Vascular Accident: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
A Cerebral Vascular Accident, commonly referred to as a stroke, occurs when some area of the brain does not receive sufficient oxygen. Strokes often cause a sudden loss of neurological function, typically resulting in short-term or permanent loss of motor skills. Symptoms of a stroke may include numbness, muscle weakness, and loss of sensation. Muscle weakness is common in extremities and usually partial to one side of the body. These symptoms vary in severity from person to person depending on severity of the stroke.
A Stroke qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) three months after cerebral vascular accident. After that time, the Social Security Association (SSA) will review your claim by evaluating the lasting effects the stroke had on your body in addition to how well you have recovered thus far. When analyzing a stroke application, the SSA does not focus on the diagnosis, but how the stroke currently ‘affects and limits’ the claimant’s functioning abilities. If these effects prevent the claimant from working any sort of job for at least one year, there is a high chance of being approved for SSDI. At Freedom Disability (Freedom), our Advocates will work with you from the first days of recovery to gather your medical records and other information needed to prepare for your claim. Our Advocates have professional experience that substantially increases your possibility of receiving SSDI benefits. Call Freedom immediately at (866) 761-5942 for a free consultation and with our help, begin your application as soon as possible.
The foregoing information is based on published materials from the Social Security Administration (“Disability Evaluation Under Social Security”). It is meant to serve as an introduction to some of the factors used by the SSA in evaluating cases. It is no way comprehensive. While Freedom Disability can help you prepare an effective application for benefits, only the SSA can determine whether or not you qualify. For more information call Freedom today at (866) 761-5942.