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Disability Benefits for Arthritis


    Looking for Someone Who Can Help You Win Disability Benefits in Baltimore or Washington?

    A steady source of income is a lifesaver when you can’t work due to health problems like debilitating arthritis.

    Living with a condition like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, you struggle with everyday tasks: walking, lifting, writing, typing, cooking.

    Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide monthly checks so you can continue supporting yourself. But it’s not easy getting benefits. Most people are denied.

    How great would it be if you could find someone who supports you in this process?

    Now you have: Mathis & Mathis Disability Advocates.

    We understand that you would much rather be working and bringing in more income. And when you can’t work because of serious health problems, you deserve help.

    Our disability advocates have helped thousands of people for 30 years.

    If you live with severe arthritis in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Alexandria and Northern Virginia, anywhere in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware or Pennsylvania—or anywhere in America—we can help you.

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    Proving Your Case of Arthritis Qualifies for Disability Benefits

    Having arthritis is not enough to win SSD benefits on its own.

    Many people are able to continue in their jobs while managing their arthritis. To get benefits, you must prove that your case is so severe that you cannot work.

    That means being unable to perform past work, being unable to adapt to another kind of work, and expecting to be off work for at least a year.

    Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are two medical conditions that can give you a strong claim for disability benefits. Both are included in Social Security’s official listing of impairments.

    For your disability claim, the key factor in confirming you can’t work is documenting your symptoms.

    Osteoarthritis is the most common arthritis, affecting millions of people, says the Mayo Clinic. It happens when the cartilage that protects the ends of your bones wears out. Osteoarthritis symptoms that you might document include:

    • Back pain
    • Hip pain
    • Knee pain
    • Pain in hands
    • Pain in toes
    • Need for hip replacement surgery
    • Need for knee replacement surgery

    Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that occurs when your immune system attacks your own body. It can affect many body parts, including organs and tissues that are not in your joints. For rheumatoid arthritis, symptoms often include:

    • Tender joints
    • Swollen joints
    • Stiff joints
    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • Weight loss

    During your FREE CONSULTATION with Mathis & Mathis, we’ll help you determine what you need to show Social Security for a successful disability claim.

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    Get Help Gathering the Evidence for Your Arthritis Disability Claim

    Applying for SSD is complicated and confusing.

    You have so many different forms to fill out, and so much evidence to find for your osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis case.

    When you’re already dealing with arthritis slowing you down, it can fell overwhelming.

    If you work with Mathis & Mathis, you can leave the legwork to us.

    We’ll help you prepare:

    • Records of physical exams
    • Medical test results
    • Details of surgeries you’ve had
    • Lists of medications you take
    • Your complete educational, work and salary history
    • Statements from people who know you
    • If needed, your testimony for a disability judge

    Our goal is to make the disability claims process as smooth as possible for you, so you can focus on your health and get the support you need to improve your well-being—financially, physically and emotionally.

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    Applying or Appealing, We Can Help

    Whether you’re in the initial stages of applying, appealing a denial of benefits, or wondering if you qualify, Mathis & Mathis can help.
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    Social Security Disability FAQs

    Because applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated, you likely have many questions about the process. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

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    Hear from a Mathis & Mathis Client

    “Very professional! They answered my questions in a way that I could understand and they did all the footwork for me. Thank you all so very much! I will highly recommend Mathis & Mathis for your disability claims/needs.”

    —  Megan Stott, Facebook Reviews