Can you get disability for hip replacement

Having a hip replaced may qualify you for disability benefits. A hip replacement is a major surgery that can cause significant pain and inconvenience to the patient. In cases where a hip replacement is expected to result in an inability to walk for over a year, the patient may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.

Can I get disability for hip replacement surgery?

Older people in particular tend to take longer to recover and have a higher risk of complications after a hip replacement surgery. If you have undergone hip replacement surgery, and are now unable to work, you may be entitled to Long Term Disability Insurance or Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.

What is the hip replacement Disability Tax Credit?

Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Hip Replacement. This will likely qualify you under the disability section entitled walking impairment. Patients who are eligible for this disability tax credit program must have difficulty moving around and require a cane or walker to assist them.

Does disability replace Social Security?

In cases where a hip replacement is expected to result in an inability to walk for over a year, the patient may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. When a hip replacement may result in an inability to walk for a year, the patient may be eligible for Social Security Disability.

Can you walk after hip replacement surgery?

While some people can’t walk effectively for a few months after bilateral hip replacement, it is uncommon that this loss of function lasts 12 months.Generally, only if something went wrong with the hip surgery will someone qualify for disability under this listing.

Is hip replacement surgery a disability?

If you have had hip replacement surgery and are unable to work because of it, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will automatically grant you disability benefits if you meet the criteria under its disability listing called “Reconstructive Surgery or Surgical Anthrodesis of a Major Weight Bearing Joint.”

Can I get retroactive disability for hip replacement?

The SSA Evaluation and Medical Qualifications. One thing that some applicants are unaware of is that they may qualify for benefits prior to the surgery. By providing evidence of your medical condition before the surgery, you may qualify for retroactive disability benefits to also cover a period before your hip replacement.

Can you get benefits from hip repacement surgery?

If you had hip repacement surgery because of avascular necrosis (bone death), you may be able to get benefits under that listing. See our article on benefits for disability caused by bone death. What Does Inability to Walk Effectively Mean? The SSA has guidelines on what it means to be unable to walk effectively.

What is the hip replacement Disability Tax Credit?

Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Hip Replacement. This will likely qualify you under the disability section entitled walking impairment. Patients who are eligible for this disability tax credit program must have difficulty moving around and require a cane or walker to assist them.