Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that offers financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. In order to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, a claimant must be unable to earn a living wage and take part in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) due to their disability.
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is included in section 9.00 of the Blue Book as a qualifying condition. Although symptoms of the condition are more readily detectable and well managed than they have previously been in the past, those suffering from Diabetes can be diligent about managing their health and still have debilitating symptoms which prevent them from working and earning a living wage.
Diabetes often comes with a number of life altering and possibly life threatening complications. They can affect the cardiovascular and urinary systems, lead to neuropathy, limb amputation, and more. Even when diabetes is managed with proven medical techniques and medication, it can still get out of hand and easily control a person’s life.
When someone’s functional capacities are affected by their disease, they can make a viable claim for disability benefits. With DM, this may include a limited ability to see or walk normally, or severe neuropathy in the hands or feet.
A claimant’s mental health may also be impacted by this disabling condition, resulting in depression and/or anxiety which can lead to a limited ability to work, comply with medical treatments and advice, and other health problems.
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It can be a challenge to obtain disability insurance for diabetics who need it, even when their symptoms are clear and debilitating. To file for SSDI, a claimant must provide medical evidence of their condition, and prove it limits their ability to take part in SGA. A medical history of their condition’s progress may also be required, along with various other evidentiary requirements.
Hiring a qualified, experienced disability attorney, such as Grundy Disability Group, LLC, is what will make all the difference between your claim being approved or denied. Our lawyers know precisely how to file a claim under Diabetes Mellitus, collecting and providing the Social Security Administration (SSA) with exactly what they require to assess your claim. We know how the SSA works and what they expect, as well as how to properly present all the necessary information.
Contact us at Grundy Disability Group, LLC to request a free consultation with one of our disability attorneys today. Our team is here for you when you need help applying for Social Security Disability benefits.
American Diabetes Association – A source for information, education, and medical resources.
Diabetes Health – Another good website with information about diet and other important health aspects.
Disability Evaluation Under Social Security – The SSA’s site with details of requirements for Diabetes as a disability.