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Limited Ambulation and Disability

  • Published: January 29, 2013

If you or someone you know is experiencing great difficulty walking, it’s time to get in touch with experienced Ocala disability lawyers who can assist you in seeking Social Security disability benefits to help provide support with this impairment.

Musculoskeletal limitations

If you are suffering from joint dysfunction or arthritis, and your ability to walk has become limited, your disability may qualify as a musculoskeletal disability. This type of disability is considered relatively extreme because it limits your ability to ambulate effectively – your Ocala disability lawyers will not have a difficult time proving why your disability necessitates financial assistance. Social Security Administration guidelines state that this type of impairment greatly interferes with your ability to live life freely, because it interferes with your ability to independently participate in many activities.

Ineffective ambulation

Speak with your Ocala disability lawyers about whether or not your disability would be considered ineffective ambulation. These means that your leg function is limited enough that you cannot leave the house without some sort of auxiliary device that helps your legs while hindering use of your arms, like a walker or crutches.

You may also qualify for ineffective ambulation if you have trouble walking over uneven surfaces, using public transportation, running routine errands (like grocery shopping), or using a handrail to climb a few stairs. The Social Security Administration specifies that you must have the capability to maintain a reasonable walking pace over a sufficient distance in order to independently participate in daily activities, and you should not require assistance from a companion as you go about your business as a student or employee.

The type of disability that you have will determine the kind of benefits that you can receive. Call the Ocala disability lawyers at the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (352) 304-5300 to schedule an appointment and discuss the needs of your disability case.

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