Lupus Disability and Benefits
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage your skin, joints and the organs inside your body.
Normally, the immune system produces antibodies that protect your body from viruses, bacteria and germs. However, when you have lupus, your immune system can’t tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissue. As a result, lupus creates antibodies that attack and destroy your healthy tissue causing inflammation, pain and damage to your body.
What you need to know about applying for Social Security Disability benefits if you suffer from Lupus
The Social Security Administration doesn’t always make it easy for those with lupus to get the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. Because lupus is a disease that flares and has periods of remission, it’s important to document the intensity of your symptoms and how those symptoms impact on your ability to function in the work environment.
It’s also crucial to explain how long your periods of remission last and the ongoing symptoms that you might have during remission.
An accurate medical history given to your physician about your symptoms and the impact those symptoms have on your functionality is key to winning your Social Security Disability claim.
What should I do if my doctors tell me that I can no longer work as a result of Lupus?
You should immediately contact Lupus Social Security Disability lawyer Nancy Cavey who can help you get the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve. She can assist you in filling out the initial application to make sure that you’re accurately telling your story about your lupus symptoms, flares and remissions.
If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, you’ll only have 60 days to appeal by filing a Request for Reconsideration. Don’t delay! Contact Lupus Social Security Disability lawyer Nancy Cavey today at (727) 475-7431.