What is Bone Fractions?
Definition of Bone Fractions
Many claimants come to the SSA with broken bones and generally the result is the same – the claimant is denied benefits because the bone is likely to heal with minimal complications. This is true even for claimants with multiple breaks. The only way a claimant will be awarded benefits from broken bones is to show a history of slow recovery. The claimant must prove the bone is likely not going to fully heal within 12 months of the surgery. Children are treated the same way.
For this condition to be severe enough to meet the Social Security Administration's listing the claimant must have:
- An x-ray or other imaging technique must confirm the failure of your fracture to heal; AND
- An inability to walk and move around effectively, with no expectation that you will be able to walk and move around effectively within 12 months.