Question: Can I get Social Security disability for a shoulder problem?
Answer: Yes, whether it is a rotator cuff problem, chronic tendinitis or bursitis, instability, impingement, a fracture, a frozen shoulder, arthritis or even a tumor, it is possible to get Social Security disability for a shoulder problem. Sometimes, it is not easy to get disability benefits for a shoulder problem.
It is less difficult to get Social Security disability for a shoulder problem if you are at least 50. It’s much less difficult if you are 55 0r older. Social Security’s rules give a lot of weight to age.
Do not despair if you’re under 50. If you are having a series of shoulder operations or if you have severe pain from your shoulder or if you have other health problems in addition to your shoulder, it is certainly possible to get Social Security disability.
Do not be concerned if you have a workers compensation claim pending on your shoulder. You can get on Social Security disability even while receiving workers compensation.