Find Out If You Have a Case for Disability or SSI Benefits

    You can get a sense of peace and stability back in your life—once you have answers about the financial support that is available in a stressful time.

    When serious health problems keep you from working, Social Security Disability income and the Medicare or Medicaid health coverage that comes with it can be lifesavers.

    But you probably want to know: How do I qualify for benefits?

    These are the basic Social Security Disability qualifications:

    • You’re unable to perform your past work full-time because of health problems.
    • You cannot adjust to any new kind of work.
    • Your health problems have lasted, or are expected to last, at least a year or result in death.

    But you cannot just tell the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you are unable to work. You have to prove it.

    Rather than wondering and worrying about whether you have a claim, ask Greenbaum Breuer & Associates.

    Our disability lawyers can take a look at your situation and let you know your options. If your case looks difficult, we will be straight with you about that. But even if it’s hard, we may still help you apply for benefits because we want to give you every chance to get support.

    Our law firm was founded to help our neighbors in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast hold on to their independence and dignity at exactly these moments when life gets hard.

    This is why, “For Generations, We’ve Gone to Greenbaum.”

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    Does My Health Condition Qualify for Disability Benefits?

    Just about any health problem can give you Social Security Disability eligibility if it is severe enough that you cannot work.

    That includes physical and mental conditions—and conditions that do not always stop people from working when they have a milder case.

    The SSA keeps a list of impairments that qualify for benefits, but what matters most is how your daily functioning is affected by your health.

    We see people meeting the SSA eligibility requirements for these common health impairments, and many more:

    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Cancer
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Congestive heart failure
    • COVID-19
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Heart arrhythmia
    • Heart attack
    • High blood pressure
    • Hip problems
    • Knee problems
    • Mental health
    • Neck and back pain
    • Post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
    • Schizophrenia
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

    The kind of disability benefits you receive also depends on your work and financial situation.

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is for you if you have a substantial history of working and paying into the SSA system. These benefits are not a handout. This is coverage you paid for.

    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is for you if you have limited work history and resources. Children with disabilities can also get SSI to help their families with health-related expenses.

    Talk to a disability lawyer from Greenbaum Breuer & Associates to apply for benefits or appeal a denial.

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    What Types of Evidence Do I Need to Qualify for Benefits?

    When you’re trying to get the SSA to award you benefits, you will need to show them evidence like this:

    • Doctor’s exam reports
    • Medical test results
    • Medical imaging results
    • Treatment plans
    • Prescription lists
    • Details of past jobs
    • Statements from people who know you

    Greenbaum Breuer & Associates disability attorneys take care of the legwork of organizing all of your information so you can focus on your health.

    Take your questions and concerns about how to get disability benefits to Greenbaum Breuer & Associates. The Social Security Disability system can seem unfriendly, but we will guide you and fight for the benefits you need.

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    Questions about Social Security Disability?

    You are going through one of the hardest times in your life, and you have a lot of questions. As a resource for you, here are answers to some of the most common disability questions:

    Disability FAQs

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