Lower extremity and upper extremity amputation can be caused by trauma, atherosclerosis, and mellitus. While the cause for the amputation is irrelevant, the result and functionality after the amputation is very important. The SSA will examine the claimant’s ability to function as a basis for awarding disability benefits. For all purposes children are treated the same way as adults in regard to amputations.
For this condition to be severe enough to meet the Social Security Administration’s listing the claimant must have either:
Amputation of both hands; or
- Amputation of one or both lower extremities at or above the ankle and an inability to walk effectively; or
- Amputation of one hand and one lower extremity at or above the ankle along with the inability to walk effectively; or
- Hemipelvectomy or hip disarticulation.
A professional will help you at all levels of the administrative process to:
- Assist you with your initial SSI & SSDI application, with filing your request with the Social Security Administration for reconsideration, requesting a hearing before an administrative law judge or filing an appeal with the Appeals Council
- Analyze your case under federal Social Security Disability regulations. Obtain a copy of your file from the Office of Hearings & Appeals to ensure that it reflects all your past medical treatment and that all records and documents contained therein are admissible as evidence
- Ask that any prior SSI & SSDI applications for benefits be reopened
- Protect your right to a fair hearing
- Make any necessary Social Security appeals
- We are not retained until the contract is countersigned