Question: Is amputee a disability?

Does amputation qualify you for disability?

The fact that you have had a body extremity amputated does not automatically qualify you for disability benefits. The only exception to this rule is if you have both hands amputated, a leg amputated up through the hip joint (hip disarticulation), or a pelvic amputation (hemipelvectomy).

Is finger amputation a disability?

A traumatic amputation is the loss of a body part—usually a finger, toe, arm, or leg—that occurs as the result of an accident or trauma. An amputation is considered a disabling condition by the SSA and may qualify you for either SSD or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits dependent on the condition and your age.

Does amputation reduce life expectancy?

Mortality following amputation ranges from 13 to 40% in 1 year, 35–65% in 3 years, and 39–80% in 5 years, being worse than most malignancies.

Does it hurt to walk on prosthetic leg?

The feeling of walking with a prosthetic is very difficult to describe - its like trying to describe how it feels to taste ice cream to someone without a tongue. Its really difficult to use at first and feels like walking on a boot with an extremely thick sole, with tight laces that go all the way up to your knee.

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