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Q: Does having another medical condition in conjunction with carpal tunnel syndrome increase my chances of receiving Social Security insurance?

A:

Those who have carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) understand pain and discomfort. What they typically don’t understand is why they are so often denied Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration doesn’t count CTS as an impairment listing, which means it is not typically seen as a disabling condition that requires Social Security.

Carpal tunnel syndrome causes a variety of symptoms that make working difficult, including pain, tingling, numbness, and a loss of function in your hands. With how much this condition affects workers, many cannot understand why Social Security is typically withheld from them.

Having Another Condition May Help You Receive Social Security Benefits

Since CTS isn’t listed as a primary condition that receives Social Security, having another condition in conjunction with the ailment could increase your chances of being awarded benefits. This can happen if a doctor finds that CTS is a symptom of another disease that has an impairment listing, such as:

  • Lupus
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Kidney failure

If you are able to prove that your carpal tunnel syndrome—in combination with the symptoms of another disease you might have—is preventing you from working, you may qualify to receive Social Security benefits.

Give Us a Call

Navigating through the paperwork and procedures of Social Security is difficult for just about anyone, but particularly someone who has to deal with the stress of living with pain. The attorneys of Schmidt Kramer know that carpal tunnel syndrome can make a variety of activities difficult, particularly work. As a result, we will fight hard in an effort to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact us to speak with an attorney about your situation. Find out if we can help you, just like we have helped so many others who have been denied Social Security Disability benefits.

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