Social Security Disability for Lupus

Facts About Social Security Disability For Lupus

If someone gets diagnosed with lupus they will begin experiencing limitations in the activities they can do on a day-to-day basis. They won’t be able to concentrate as well as they could in the past. This condition is an autoimmune disease which means that the body’s system that is designed to protect it, actually attacks the body. This ultimately leads to problems with your skin, joints, heart, blood, kidneys, and lungs. Here we’ll take a look at the steps to getting Social Security disability for lupus.

Disability for Lupus

What Is The Primary Step For Getting Approved For Social Security Disability With Lupus?

Because this condition is specifically listed as one of the impairments that Social Security is available for, then the way to get approved for disability payment is by meeting the specific requirements that the administration has. To begin you need to understand that this disease needs to effect two different body systems for it to meet the specifications. An example of this would be if it affected the brain and the heart or the lungs and the kidneys.

Some of the symptoms that are listed as requirements include fever, weight loss that was not intended, chronic exhaustion, and low mental activity. Lupus will likely cause some limitations in daily activities. The symptoms often prevent the person from engaging in social functions. It will also likely make it difficult for the person with this condition to complete tasks on time.

In order to be approved for disability through Social Security for lupus, it will be necessary that you can prove that you have four or more of the following conditions. You need to have a renal disorder, photosensitivity, arthritis, or oral ulcers. You may also have sersitis, discoid rash, antinuclear antibody, or malar rash.

If you’ve been diagnosed with four or more of those conditions, then you would meet the criteria necessary to be approved for disability through SSA. The proof that you would need to provide can include the observations of your doctor, any blood test that you had, electrocardiography, and other possible types of proof that depend on the particular maladies that you are experiencing. It is always important that you thoroughly document these points in a way that is satisfactory for the Social Security Administration.

A failure to effectively demonstrate that you meet the necessary criteria could cause you to be denied. Once you have filed for a claim and it is denied, it can then be substantially longer to be approved once you refile. This is why you should put all your information together when preparing to file your application.

Prove That You Are Unable To Work

Once you have put together the proof needed to demonstrate that you do have Lupus, you will then need to provide proof that it prevents you from working. When there is a reduced capacity to work because of a particular condition then that is what Social Security will use to determine whether someone is eligible for disability. Some of the limitations that they will have include those who suffer from chest pain, fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath, as well as abnormal heart rhythms. To improve the chances that you can smoothly put in an application for disability with the Social Security Administration it is highly recommended that you get the assistance of a disability advocate for LUPUS.

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