If you suffer from temporary vertigo that is related to a virus, Social Security disability is not an option for you. However, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits if your vertigo meets the requirements in the Listing of Impairments or if it leaves you permanently disabled.
3 Ways to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits With Vertigo
You may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you can prove that you:
- Meet the requirements of Section 2.07 in the Listing Impairments. If you have vertigo associated with a disturbance of your labyrinthine-vestibular function, including Meniere’s disease, you may qualify for benefits pursuant to this section. In order to qualify you must have “…frequent attacks of balance disturbance, and progressive hearing loss.” This must be evidenced by specific medical tests.
- Meet the requirements of another section in the Listing of Impairments. Vertigo may be caused by another condition that qualifies you for benefits pursuant to a specific listing. For example, vertigo may be the result of a traumatic brain injury or a stroke.
- Cannot work because of vertigo. The Social Security Administration may consider your residual functional capacity and find that you are unable to work because of vertigo.
Additionally, vertigo may be a significant side effect of another condition that qualifies you for Social Security disability benefits and it should always be included on your application for benefits if you suffer from it.
Are You Ready to Submit Your Social Security Disability Application?
Before you submit your application, you must be sure that you have the right medical evidence and that your application is fully completed. Any small detail that is missing or incorrect could cause your application to be denied.
An experienced Social Security disability lawyer can help you prepare a strong application and advocate for your recovery of benefits. To learn more about your rights, please read our free Social Security Disability Fact Sheet and contact us directly to schedule an initial consultation.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.