Fairhope SSD Lawyer Helping Clients Suffering from Diabetes
If you can’t earn a living due to a physical or mental disability, there’s a good chance you will qualify for federal benefits. Which program you qualify for ultimately depends on your specific circumstances and disability. When it comes to Social Security Disability (SSD), you might not be approved based on only your diabetes. That being said, if your diabetes has caused you to develop other severe medical conditions that have made it so you can no longer work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Applying for and qualifying for Social Security Disability can be a lenghty, complex process. A Fairhope Social Security lawyer can take a look at your case and work with you to pick the benefits program that you will qualify for.
How Do I Get Social Security Disability for My Diabetes?
There is a comprehensive breakdown of the medical conditions that can potentially qualify for Social Security Disability benefits on the Social Security Administration’s website. These are disabilities that can be extreme enough to prevent a person from earning a living. Diabetes is on that list. Keep in mind, however, the Social Security Administration specifies that Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can be well controlled in many situations, not necessarily making it impossible for a person to work.
Most people with diabetes who qualify for SSD do so because they’ve been diagnosed with another, a more extreme condition that stemmed from their diabetes. Usually, an individual doesn’t get approved for SSD based on diabetes alone, but a severe condition caused by diabetes. Your best chance of getting approved for SSD based on diabetes is to meet with your medical provider and a good Social Security lawyer about how to best show the Social Security Administration you cannot work due to your disability.
What Impairments Caused by Diabetes Will Qualify For SSD?
As mentioned, diabetes by itself does not often qualify for SSD benefits, but an impairment caused by diabetes that takes away your ability to earn a living may qualify. There is a comprehensive list of conditions that are usually related to diabetes and may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. There are multiple cardiac diseases and neurovascular diseases that can stem from controlled or uncontrolled diabetes. Conditions such as blindness or seizures can also be caused by diabetes. Each disability has its own set of necessary factors for qualifying for SSD.
Figuring out what documents you’ll need to qualify for Social Security disability benefits for a diabetes-related condition can be difficult. A skilled Social Security lawyer in Fairhope can help you with the process, starting with a free one on one meeting.
How Long Does It Take To Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Diabetes?
If your diabetes has caused one or more conditions that have made it impossible for you to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The length of time it takes from initial application to being awarded monthly benefits depends on a few factors. Most importantly, did you submit all the required documents on time? More often than not an individual who isn’t familiar with the benefits system tends to forget a necessary form or document, resulting in a denial of benefits. You will also need to make sure your medical records are submitted accurately. Working with a Social Security attorney who knows this world well can be the deciding difference between getting approved and getting denied your needed SSD benefits.
Can a Social Security Lawyer Help Me Get Approved for Disability Benefits?
There are millions of Americans living successfully with diabetes. While most of those individuals are able to manage their symptoms enough to hold down a job and lead normal lives, many others have suffered complications or been diagnosed with additional conditions from their diabetes. If a complication from diabetes has severely impacted your ability to work, you may be eligible for SSD.
Our team of Social Security attorneys at Walton Law works hand in hand with anyone who can no longer provide for their families or themselves due to a disability. Our Social Security attorneys can analyze your case and work with you to make sure your application for benefits has the best chance of being approved. To learn more about how we can help, call us at 251-455-5819.