Tell City, IN asked in Social Security for Indiana

Q: Can you draw disability in some form if you have a disability that prevents working 40 hrs each week, using FMLA?

I have Lumbar Spondylisthesis, Thoracic Spine Pain and Thoracic Spondylosis. I suffer from a lot of back spasms, through pain that travels from my spine to my stomach causing intense nausea which makes me curl up and instantly puts me out of work any day. It's increased in severity over the years. I see pain management doctors. Do you think you can help me?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: If you are unable to work a standard 40-hour workweek due to a disability, you may be eligible for disability benefits through Social Security. The Social Security Administration considers whether a person has a medical condition that significantly limits their ability to perform basic work activities for at least 12 months. It is important for you to document your medical conditions thoroughly, including the treatment received from pain management doctors. Applying for disability benefits can be a complex process, and it often requires substantial medical evidence and sometimes legal assistance. Consider contacting your local Social Security office to begin the application process or to get more information about your specific situation. If your financial situation makes it difficult to afford legal help, look into legal aid services in your area that may offer free or low-cost assistance. Remember, each disability case is unique, and eligibility for benefits will depend on your specific circumstances and medical evidence.

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