Social Security Disability Attorneys

At Sheehan Law Firm, we help individuals throughout Southern Mississippi obtain Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Our disability lawyers understand the Social Security Administration's rating of impairments and how to help our clients navigate the system. Our goal is to help you, too.

Types Of Disabling Conditions That May Qualify For Social Security Benefits

One common misconception people have is that someone can receive benefits for a partial disability. That is not true. The Social Security Administration only provides benefits to those who are totally disabled from working for at least a year or whose condition is expected to end in death.

Another misconception is that someone must only be unable to perform his or her previous job. That is not true either. Your physical or mental condition must prevent you from holding any type of job at all.

The bottom line is that Social Security Disability benefits are not really based on the specific type of illness or condition that you have; instead, they are based on how significantly that condition affects your ability to work. Depending on your specific situation, you may be unable to work due to:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Back injury
  • Bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic pain disorders
  • Degenerative disk or joint disease
  • Depression
  • Developmental disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disks
  • Hip injury
  • Mental illness
  • Mood disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury

In some cases, you may even be unable to hold a job due to the specific medications you are taking or a combination of different disabilities that you have.

Free Consultation With Our Social Security Disability Lawyers

To learn more about whether or not your condition may make you eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits, schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys today. Simply call Sheehan Law Firm at 228-875-0572, or contact us online.