Is a spinal cord injury a disability?

If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, you may apply for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments that qualify for disability benefits include spinal cord disorders. You may qualify for SSD benefits if your spinal cord injury has lasted three months and is expected to leave you unable to work for at least year. Spinal cord injury survivors who have complete loss of function such as the loss of use of an arm or leg automatically qualify for disability benefits. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury and cannot work, a spinal cord injury lawyer at Herrman & Herrman can discuss your eligibility for SSD benefits.