You may think that you can easily obtain Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits for a broken bone since the injury is so obvious, and you’d be wrong. The problem with bone fractures is that you can only qualify for SSDI if you’re likely to be disabled for at least a year. Unfortunately, fractures often heal in less than a year, compelling SS evaluators to deny you initially unless you can provide further proof.
Though most fractures heal without permanent injury, this might cause several complications that can lead to disability. If you’re able to prove this, then you increase your chances at getting approved. Complications that can arise from a broken bone include: