Worried About The Long Application Process For Social Security Disability? 4 Ways You May Be Approved For Presumptive Disability

Posted on: 4 December 2017

If you're trying to get social security disability, and you've heard that it's a hassle to get approved, it can be. There's a lot of paperwork involved in applying for, and being approved for, social security disability. Not only that, but many applications are denied on the first attempt, and will require appeals before being approved. However, there are some situations where presumptive disability can help. With presumptive disability, benefits are approved based on the presumption that there is a bonafide disability that will most likely be approved for benefits. With presumptive disability, you'll begin receiving benefits immediately, will continue for up to six months while your case is being completed. Here are four situations where presumptive disability payments will most likely be approved.

Certain Medical Conditions

With presumptive disability, it's assumed that the disability will last for an extended period of time. If you've been diagnosed with any of those conditions, you may be approved for presumptive disability. Some of those conditions include terminal illnesses, end stage renal failure, cerebral palsy, or ALS. There are other medical conditions that fall under that category as well. If you believe your medical condition would qualify for presumptive disability eligibility, you should apply for benefits.


Some amputations will also increase your chances of being approved for presumptive disability benefits. However, the amputations need to fit into the category. Amputations of two limbs, or of one leg, if it's at hip level, will usually qualify you for presumptive disability.

Spinal Cord Injuries

If you've been injured in an accident, and suffered a spinal cord injury, you may qualify for presumptive disability benefits, especially if your injuries have left you unable to walk, or to require assistance for mobility – such as a walker. You may also qualify if your spinal cord injuries have left you unable to care for your basic daily care.


If you've suffered a stroke that has left you unable to care for yourself, or has left you bedridden, it's time to apply for presumptive disability benefits. Strokes can leave you with permanent disabilities that will interfere with your speech, use of hands, or even memory deficits. If you've suffered a stroke, you need to apply for your benefits.

Don't let the fear of a long, drawn-out application process keep you from applying for social security disability. You may qualify for presumptive disability, which will allow you to receive disability benefits much quicker. If you have questions, or need assistance with the application process, be sure to speak to a social security disability attorney near you. Contact a firm, like Diamond Law Offices , for more help.