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Hi, I am not sure what law specialty to chose from for this question as I couldn't find one listed specifically for SSI. I and my wife have permanent painful medical conditions and like to know if our conditions qualify for Social Security Disability benefits(Supplemental Security Income or Social Security) and how the law determine minimum severity of such condition to qualify? Myself: Low back pain that prevents me from holding any job, pain is sever that in most of days either I have to be on strong pain medication (causing drowsiness) or cant stand straight and can't walk. Also, I have a vasovagal where I get attack multiple times a day and pass out. It scares me so much and drugs I use to treat that makes me so drowsy and cannot drive or focus in doing any work. Mywife: has hand-wrest nerve damage (had two surgeries) and surgeons say she has permanent damage and chronic pain, lose of sensation in hand, and lots of pain. She cant carry items and having touch time in doing basic things. She also has a nerve passing over bone in her leg that causing so much pain and all medical options cannot solve it. Doctors recommend for her pain killers only. We have two kids and cant carry either. We contacted one disability lawyer but they declined our cases as they didn't think we have enough qualifying condition to qualify for permanent SSI disability benefits. We have two children younger than 2.5 years and we are financially in debt due to lack of ability to work and in desperate situation for any and all kinds of help. Also if you have any list of lawyers in my area who you can recommend and can help us, please do. Thank you.
Thank you for the response.
Actually, I am few months older than 50. My wife is in mid 30s.
How does this help now?