Injuries to your hands may be very important in your Social Security Disability case.


Remember that Social Security Disability is based on your inability to work a job.

If you are under 50 years of age, then you must prove you cannot work any type of full time job.

Many jobs require frequent use of the hands for handling and fingering.

If you can only use your hands for occasional handling and fingering, then many jobs will be eliminated.

The limitations may be because of diabetic neuropathy, nerve damage or other problems.

You will need to document the problems with your hands with medical treatment records and medical tests.

Problems with your hands in combination with other problems just may help you win your disability case.

For instance, a back problem or knee problems that limit your standing may limit you to sit down job.

A sit down job with limits on the use of your hands will eliminate many available jobs.

Social Security Disability judges always focus on your limitations and how it affects your ability to perform a job.

Do not confuse the ability to perform a job with the ability to get a job.

Everyone knows it is tough to get a job. The test in Social Security Disability is not getting the job, but whether you can perform the job.

Questions about your Social Security Disability case? Feel free to contact Illinois Social Security Disability Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.