In order to be found disabled as a result of joint dysfunction or arthritis, SSA must determine that you are unable to “ambulate effectively.” Below, your Ocala Florida disability lawyer will give you some information about what this means and how to prove it.
If your ability to walk or engage in normal activities is severely limited by your impairment, SSA considers this an inability to ambulate effectively. Typically, this means that in order to do these types of things, you rely on walking assistance devices, such as canes or a walker. Additional limitations, like an inability to stand for long periods, complete everyday activities or go up steps without the hand-rail, may also qualify.
In contrast, SSA considers one able to ambulate effectively if you are able to keep up a normal walking momentum over a moderate distance. Additionally, you must be able to get to and from work or school without the assistance of another person.
If you suffer from a joint-related impairment that has caused you to be unable to work, you may qualify for disability benefits. For more information about the requirements of obtaining these benefits, contact CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC to speak with a knowledgeable Ocala Florida disability lawyer. Call 352-304-5300 today to get started.