SSDI/SSI Disabling Diseases

We regret to inform you that Attorney Michael Sloan has died. Prior to his death, Michael asked that his Social Security cases be referred to Attorney Laura Gadness. Laura has been representing claimants before the Social Security Administration since 2006, and is honored by his trust in her.

Laura offers free Social Security and SSI consultations. No fee is paid unless/until a case is won. She realizes that it is often difficult for her clients to get to an attorney’s office, and she can handle most cases by phone and mail. If you would like to make a free appointment (phone or office – your choice) with Laura, please call her office at 214-473-8383 or toll free 844-752-6652 or email her at

If you have a pending claim with Mr. Sloan as your representative, you will not have to start over. Laura can pick up your case at its current level. Usually this will not delay your claim. Nonetheless, it is important that you contact her immediately so that she can she begin work on your case as soon as possible.

You can read more about Laura by visiting her website

McKinney, Texas, Social Security Disability Lawyer

The Social Security Administration has a list of diseases and the requirements for each to be considered a disability under the Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income programs. At the Law Offices of Michael Sloan in McKinney, Texas, we offer a free initial consultation to help you evaluate whether you may be considered disabled.

Your medical condition is only half the story in determining whether you are entitled to SSDI or SSI benefits. The other half is vocational, considering your age, your education and your work experience. For example, a condition that is considered a disability for someone who is 59 and has a high school education may not be considered a disability for someone who is 35 and has a college degree.

There is some leeway under each disease listing, and our staff will work hard to get all the necessary medical records and information to support your claim.

Examples of qualified Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income diseases:

  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Blindness
  • Neck and back pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Curvature of the spine
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Lyme disease
  • Endocrine system disorders
  • Digestive diseases
  • Genitourinary disorders
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Bone, joint and tissue disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Neurological disorders
  • Brain injury
  • Seizures
  • Hearing loss
  • Hepatitis
  • Crohn's disease

Questions about qualified diseases under the Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security programs?

Contact Collin County attorney Michael Sloan for a free initial consultation. Our law office in McKinney, Texas, is handicapped-accessible.

Handicapped accessible. Located directly east of Highway 75 near the historical district. Weekend appointments available.

Texas lawyer Michael Sloan represents clients in McKinney, Plano, Frisco, and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, in communities such as Allen, Richardson, Prosper, Wylie, Murphy, Sachse, Sherman, Denison, Bonham, Anna, Van Alstyne, Greenville, and Celina, and in Dallas County, Grayson County, Hunt County, Fannin County, Collin County and Denton County.