Under the rules of Social Security Disability there is a listing for amputations, the listing states the following:
a. Both hands; or
b.One or both lower extremities at or above the tarsal region, with stump complications resulting in medical inability to use a prosthetic device to ambulate effectively, as defined in 1.00B2b, which have lasted or are expected to last at least 12 months; or
c. One hand and one lower extremity at or above the tarsal region, with inability to ambulate effectively, as defined by 1.00B2b; or
d. Hemipelvectomy or hip disarticulation
Just because you don’t meet this listing technically does not mean you cannot succeed on your claim. This is just simply the listing under Social Security Disability, there are so many factors that go into a disability claim, such as your former work, type of work, ability to be retrained, and ability to read and write.
Please give me a call should you need someone to fight for your disability, I would be pleased to help you out in your time of need.
Daniel L. McMurtry, Esq.