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Diabetes & Social Security Disability

Does Having Diabetes Qualify Me for Disability Benefits?

If you are living with Diabetes (Type I or Type II)...

...You may be eligible to receive financial aid from the Social Security Administration. If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes, you are likely struggling with the disease.  Fortunately, the government provides disability benefits for those that have been affected by the disease.

Diabetes is very common, affecting nearly 2.1% of the population.  The most common symptoms include diminished vision, exhaustion, dizziness, high blood pressure, general pain, and a host of other issues. Often times, these symptoms can prevent you from working.

If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes and want to see if you qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, get the facts by below. Then, contact us for a free evaluation of your situation.

 How can I find out if diabetes qualifies for disability benefits?

Many of the symptoms experienced by a person with severe diabetes qualifies them to receive Social Security disability benefits. The SSA (Social Security Administration) looks at several factors when determining a case. Under the Social Security Act, "disability" is defined as the "inability to take part in any substantial activity by reason of any medical, physical, or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or has lasted or can last for a period of no more than 12 months." What this means is that if your Diabetes is severe enough to prevent you from working for at least 12 months, then you are eligible to receive disability benefits.

While diabetes alone won't prevent you from working, the accompanying symptoms might. This includes blurred or poor vision, kidney failure/issues, nerve damage, cardiovascular problems, skin conditions, and amputations. To find out if your condition is severe enough to qualify for disability benefits, contact us today for free and let's talk about your situation.

What's the process of receiving disability benefits?

The Social Security Administration determines whether you're disabled by reviewing your medical and employer records. Often these records extend back a year or more, so it's important to start gathering documentation well ahead of any appeals or hearings. Because doctors don't always know what legally constitutes a disability, we make sure they describe and present your information in a way that makes sense to the Social Security Administration. At Bothwell & Hamill, we'll help you collect, organize and evaluate your records to maximize your chance of success.

How can I improve my chances of winning my Social Security disability claim?

First, be honest and thorough when reporting your condition to Social Security. People are sometimes embarrassed to report psychological difficulties or learning disabilities, even though both can be important factors in receiving benefits. A lawyer can also vastly improve your chances; Social Security's own numbers show that that people with legal counsel are much more likely to win benefits. Call our office. We'd be happy to talk.

If you want to see if your particular situation qualifies for Social Security disability benefits, contact us today. More people win disability benefits with our help than when they try to win benefits on their own.


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