This post discusses Social Security for Disorders. If an A is preventing you or someone you care for from working read on for how Social Security will evaluate your claim for .
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According to the AARDA , diseases affect the lives of up to 23.5 million Americans. There are several types of disorders. Rheumatoid Arthritis, , C, Pernicious Anemia, Vitiligo, Scleroderma, Psoriasis, , , Hashimoto’s , Addison’s , Graves , reactive , Sjögren's syndrome, and Type I Diabetes (Via Healthline) are all disorders.
Lyme Disease itself is not a autoimmune disorder but may trigger an autoimmune response by the body (via Autoimmune.org).
the . In cases of over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues (as in inflammatory arthritis). disorders can cause low activity or over activity of
Immune deficiency diseases decrease the body’s ability to fight invaders, causing vulnerability to infections (immune deficiency disorders like ALPS, BENTA and CVID).
Treatment for an generally focuses on reducing activity (Via WebMD). Immunosuppressants, such as Prednisone and Methotrexate, can have their own long term disabling .
In my clients that take immunosuppressants, many have to take them long term and can suffer a surge of worsening so the cycle can lead to . once they are discontinued. , , , recurrent infections and skin rashes are some of the my clients inform me of. There is no cure for an
Is an autoimmune disease a disability?
As with most impairments, having a autoimmune disease itself does not make you disabled for Social Security Disability. The severity of your symptoms and how the autoimmune disease affects you is the real question.
For example, some people with Lupus have few to any symptoms, while others with the diagnosis can have severe life-altering symptoms.
If your is preventing you from working due to pain, loss of function, fatigue, medication , etc. you may be found disabled.
There are two main types of Social Security : Social Security Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
SSDI is based on the credits from the work you have done in your life while SSI is a need based program.
You must be found disabled under SSA's Five Step Sequential Evaluation before you are entitled to either type of benefit.
There are also several levels of appeal you may have to go through to have your case approved.
How to qualify for Social Security Disability
Your specific diagnosis will determine how the Social Security Administration will evaluate your claim for Social Security for Disorders.
Listing 14.00 discusses what information SSA needs to determine if you are disabled. This listing discusses and to name a few. , Vasculitis, Scleroderma,
Most people do not meet SSA’s listings because they are usually difficult to meet. If you do meet one of these listings, working is the last thing on your mind.
The Medical Vocational Guidelines (The Grids) may offer more help for someone 50 or older but offer little assistance for anyone else. For those that are 50 and older whose reduce their ability to walk, stand and carry, you may be found disabled based on the grid rules.
Even if you do not meet a listing or grid, you can still be found disabled on the combination of your impairments. Diseases can co-occur and as we age other impairments can develop that eliminate your ability to work. In addition, from immunosuppressants can alone be disabling.
Being treated by a specialist (i.e. rheumatologist) for your impairment with medical records (objective evidence) confirming your diagnosis, treatments and . (subjective evidence) can help your case. Also, obtaining an opinion from your doctor about your inability to work can help your claim for
If you are unable to work due to a Social Security as soon as possible and call The Bishop Law Firm. or medication , file a claim for
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