- DISABILITY CLAIM FAQ
A stroke occurs when a blood clot that is blocking an artery or a blood vessel breaks, thereby interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain, which results in brain damage. A common stroke symptom is weakness to one side of the body.
I represent a 51 year old unskilled landscaper who had to stop working because of a stroke. The claimant’s symptoms included left sided weakness. The claimant’s application for Social Security Disability (“SSD”) benefits was approved without a hearing.
Treatment records established that the claimant had suffered a stroke causing left sided weakness, which prevented him from resuming his strenuous work as a landscaper. Social Security rules state that bilateral manual dexterity (“BMD”) is necessary for the performance of substantially all unskilled sedentary occupations. Presumably, it was obvious that the claimant could not perform his arduous past work, and SSD benefits were approved because his lack of BMD precluded sedentary work as well.Previous Next
DISCLAIMER This website provides general information on disability law topics as a public service. Information is intended to be as accurate and current as possible, but should not be relied on as legal advice. No attorney/client relationship is created by viewing or using the content on this website. Each legal problem is different, and past performance does not guarantee future results. You should not act on any of the information contained in this site without first consulting legal counsel, which is why readers are advised to seek experienced legal representation in connection with disability related issues. Our Internet links are not associated with us, and we do not guarantee the accuracy of, any information contained in any link. Past performance doesn’t guarantee future results.
Copyright © 2021, Law Offices of Jeffrey Delott
Site Powered By: WebDesignYou