Getting Social Security Benefits in Ohio for Arthritis or Joint Disorders
Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits in Ohio is based on your symptoms, not just your diagnosis. For those with serious arthritis or joint disorders, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits or SSI if you are unable to work for a year or more.
Social Security has certain standards for evaluating medical evidence involving arthritis and joint disorders. In our legal experience, your claim may turn on whether your arthritis affects weight-bearing joints and/or your hands. Some cases can become extremely complicated if you have arthritis in one arm or leg only. Your ability to walk and your age are major factors as well.
Our attorneys look for objective evidence of your arthritis. This comes from imaging studies. From this, our lawyers look for signs and symptoms that arise from physical examinations. Examples of findings we look for include joint swelling and decreased range of motion.
If you would like professional legal help evaluating and arguing your Social Security claim before the Social Security Administration, call Hoglund Law Offices today for a free consultation.