- DISABILITY CLAIM FAQ
We represent a 51 year old warehouse manager from Plainview with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Like most listings the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) has made the listing for Rheumatoid Arthritis more difficult to meet. Nonetheless, we were still able to get the claimant’s application for Social Security Disability (“SSD”) benefits approved without having to wait for a hearing.
The SSA has determined that most unskilled sedentary jobs require good use of both hands and the fingers; i.e., bilateral manual dexterity. As the Mayo Clinic has noted, “rheumatoid arthritis tends to affect your smaller joints first — particularly the joints that attach your fingers to your hands.”
We submitted the relevant diagnostic and clinical medical evidence showing that rheumatoid arthritis had attacked the claimant’s hands. We also submitted medical evaluations from the claimant’s treating specialists explaining how the rheumatoid arthritis limited the claimant’s ability to use his hands. Apparently, because the claimant lacked bilateral manual dexterity, he was found disabled under the “Grid” rules.Previous Next
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