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I used to be right handed until I lost my right hand due to a saw accident. Am I eligible for social security disability benefits?

1 Answers. Asked on May 16th, 2012 on Social Security Disability - Maryland
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Answered on May 21st, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Based on the facts as you describe them, no.

Viewing disability strictly due to amputation, according to the Social Security Administration website:

1.05 Amputation (due to any cause)

A. Both hands;

or

B. One or both lower extremities at or above the tarsal region, with stump complications resulting in medical inability to use a prosthetic device to ambulate effectively, as defined in 1.bib, which have lasted or are expected to last for at least 12 months;

or

C. One hand and one lower extremity at or above the tarsal region, with inability to ambulate effectively, as defined in 1.00B2b;

or

D. Hemipelvectomy or hip disarticulation.

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