Disability for Osteoarthritis in Washington, D.C.
How to Start You Claim for Benefits
If you’re living with osteoarthritis, you could be experiencing joint stiffness and pain in your knees and hips, as well as pain and stiffness in your back, hands, fingers and toes.
With osteoarthritis — sometimes called degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease — you’ll often end up needing knee or hip replacement surgery.
It can make it impossible to keep going in your job.
And because osteoarthritis tends to affect people more as they age, you might be at a stage in your career where it’s difficult to switch to a new line of work.
Your health problems and a related job loss can trigger a financial disaster.
This is when Social Security Disability benefits can be a tremendous help. They provide monthly checks to help you pay your bills.
But benefits are notoriously hard to get. Most people get denied when they first apply.
Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates has been helping people in the Washington, D.C., area win disability benefits for more than 25 years. We deal with this system all the time.
If you can’t work because of osteoarthritis, contact us today.
What Do I Need to Prove My Case?
Just because you have osteoarthritis, it doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get Social Security Disability benefits.
Osteoarthritis is listed as a qualifying disability in Social Security’s “Blue Book” of impairments, under the category of musculoskeletal disorders.
But the key to meeting Social Security’s strict definition of a disability is showing that your particular case is severe and debilitating.
These are the basic qualifications for disability benefits:
- Your osteoarthritis makes it impossible for you to perform the work you’ve done before.
- Your condition is bad enough that you couldn’t adapt to another kind of work.
- Your condition is expected to last at least a year.
These points might seem obvious. But you have to prove each one with information and documentation in order to win disability benefits.
The advocates at Mathis & Mathis can look at your situation and determine what kind of case you have — at no charge to you.
How Will You Help Me Win Disability Benefits?
Navigating the Social Security process is difficult and cumbersome. It’s full of complicated rules and legal language.
But at Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates, we know what it takes to put together a strong claim.
We’ll help you by:
- Compiling your complete educational, work and salary history
- Gathering medical records to document your osteoarthritis case
- Preparing you to testify before a Social Security judge
- Questioning government witnesses who testify about you
Start Your Case
At Mathis & Mathis, our disability advocates will evaluate your case for free. You won’t pay a penny in fees until you win benefits.
And the Social Security Administration’s own data has shown if you have professional representation, you’re more likely to get your claim approved.
It’s low risk to work with us. We’ll relieve you of the hard work and hassles of putting together a disability application or appeal. Don’t pass up a better chance at winning benefits.
Let’s get started moving you into a position where you can take care of your health and live a life of dignity.