Lupus is an inflammatory disease suffered by over 1 million Americans. Many of these people wonder if they can receive Social Security disability benefits for lupus. Fortunately, the answer is yes. If you are seeking benefits for lupus, the experienced Social Security disability attorneys at Summit Disability Law Group can help you win your claim.
Lupus causes your immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues. It can affect many different areas of your body, including your skin, joints, or internal organs. Lupus symptoms significantly affect your ability to work and function on a daily basis. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider all these functional impacts when making a decision about your claim.
In its list of eligible medical conditions, the SSA outlines how lupus can qualify for disability benefits. The SSA focuses heavily on how your condition limits your work ability and everyday functioning.
Here is a breakdown of the basic requirements for lupus set by the SSA:
- “Involvement of two or more organ/body systems”
- The symptoms of lupus must be moderately severe in at least one of the organ or body systems
- These systems may include:
- Psychiatric/Mental health
- Immune system
- You must be experiencing at least two of the symptoms or signs specified by the SSA.
- These include:
- Severe fatigue
- Malaise (general discomfort)
- Involuntary weight loss
“Repeated manifestations of (lupus), with at least two… symptoms or signs,” and severe limitations in daily living, social functioning, or work ability
- If you can show that you regularly experience at least two of the symptoms or signs of lupus we mentioned above, you may qualify for disability benefits. These symptoms must limit your ability to work, interact with others, or complete daily, necessary tasks.
Can a Social Security Disability Attorney Help Me?
An experienced Social Security disability attorney can absolutely help you win your case. At Summit Disability Law Group, we will make your case as strong as possible, to ensure that you have the best short at receiving disability benefits for lupus.
Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you will not pay us anything unless we win your case. We will help you gather the correct information and receive the proper medical tests and examinations to prove your condition to the SSA. If you have questions about disability benefits or want to start a case today, contact us for a free consultation.