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Each state employs an agency tasked with assessing Social Security and Medicaid claims. This agency, in many states, is known as the Disability Determination Services. Do you want to lodge a successful claim at the Massachusetts Disability Determination Services? National Disability Benefits will help you do just that.
What does disability determination services do?
Massachusetts Disability Determination Services is a state agency tasked with determining whether disability claimants are eligible to receive the benefits from the state. The examiners at this agency assess both Social Security Disability (SSD), and Supplementary Security Income (SSI) claims. Here is where all matters disability-related are resolved, including reconsideration or first-level appeal after denial.
Normally, close to 65% of all claims assessed by DDS fail to go through, which requires the claimants to appeal for reconsideration. Of all the claims DDS evaluates for reconsideration, they deny 87% which then requires claimants to go before a law judge and plead their case. With our services, you have a higher chance of your claim going through on the first trial, shortening the whole process for you.
Which conditions qualify for social security disability?
The conditions Disability Determination Services considers to determine whether or not you’re eligible for disability benefits are:
- Cardiovascular system problems including high blood pressure, blood clots and other diseases of the heart
- Digestive system conditions such as hepatitis, Crohn’s disease, and other digestive system conditions
- Endocrine system disorders such as Thyroid
- Conditions affecting the reproductive organs and urinary system referred to as Genitourinary Impairments
- Hematological disorders such as sickle cell, chronic anemia, etc.
- Immune system disorders such as Lupus, HIV and other immune system conditions
- Malignant neoplastic diseases which includes all forms of cancer
- Mental disorders such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and schizophrenia
- Conditions which inhibit multiple systems in the body such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
- Conditions affecting the Musculoskeletal System such as Degenerative Disc Disease
- Conditions that are debilitating to the neurological system such as Cerebral Palsy
- Respiratory system conditions such as asthma, lung infections, etc.
- Skin disorders like Cellulitis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa
- Senses impairments such as vision loss and hearing loss
The severity of the disability
According to the SSA (Social Security Administration), to qualify for PTSD disability, your condition should be at a point where it restricts you from carrying out essential work activities. This is because Social Security Disability is only available to people unable to work on account of their conditions. As a result, you will probably not qualify if you currently have a job and can support yourself because the SSA will not consider you as disabled.
If you have PTSD and are working, there is still a way National Disability Benefits can help you get disability benefits. Each year the income threshold set by state agencies such as Massachusetts Disability determination Services changes. This year, 2019, the threshold is at $1,220, meaning that if you earn less than this, we may be able to get you disability benefits.
Are you curious to know if you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits? If eligible, you could get up to $2,788 a month and get the financial compensation you need.
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