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What types of arthritis qualify you for disability payments?

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The Social Security Administration accepts many different conditions, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, according to Arthritis Self-Management. The stipulation is that the applicant's medical records must prove his condition is severe enough to limit his ability to work.

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What types of arthritis qualify you for disability payments?
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An individual may be eligible for Social Security benefits if his arthritis condition prevents him from working in any capacity or earning an amount above the Social Security-earning threshold, says Arthritis Self-Management. The condition must keep the individual from performing the job he had held previously, last or already have lasted for at least one year, and the condition must be life-threatening.

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