Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits with Diabetes

by APSense News Release Admin

Diabetes is a common problem that affects millions of people. If a person is suffering from diabetes, it is a prevalent condition that may worsen or contribute to other illnesses. People diagnosed with diabetes must know that it is considered a disability under the law. Therefore, a person diagnosed with diabetes can seek compensation or a social security disability claim if their condition is severe. There are millions of Americans who have diabetes, and many more apply for Social Security Disability compensation. The criteria for getting approved by the Social Security Administration are strict, however, and you will be eligible for it only if your condition is severe. 

The SSA department rejects various applications on a daily basis. If you want to apply for a social security disability claim, just know that the criteria for getting disability benefits are demanding. You will not receive the benefits if your condition is not severe. As mentioned, diabetes is a common health problem that is treatable with the proper medication. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits if it hinders your ability to work and other normal daily routines.

Can I get disability benefits for Diabetes?

Yes, you can receive disability benefits for both types of diabetes. Whether you are suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes, your condition must be severe and affect your ability to perform normal daily functions. If your medical illness is affecting your capacity to engage in essential, routine activities, you may be eligible to file a social security disability claim. You can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. The qualifying conditions for both benefits are different. If you have worked in the past and paid Social Security taxes, you can file a Social Security disability claim. You may be eligible to apply for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI), which is based on financial need, if you have limited income and resources. Your overall earnings should be less than a specific limit to be eligible for the program. 

How to qualify for the disability claim?

There are two ways to receive the disability claim:

  • You must meet the requirements of the eligibility criteria. 

  • Alternatively, you can receive a compensation claim by qualifying for a medical-vocational allowance. 

There are no separate listings for type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The SSA Blue Book considers and treats these two health issues as a single condition. 

You must check the listings of the symptoms caused by diabetes in order to determine if you are eligible for the disability claim. If you fulfill the criteria, you can go ahead and start the procedures to apply for SSD benefits. 

The other way to get approval for social security disability benefits is by getting a medical allowance. In this case, the SSA department will assess your medical condition and determine which tasks you can perform despite the condition. After examining all of your medical records, the SSA will determine the maximum amount of activity that you can do in spite of your health condition and convert this into a measurement known as your Residual Functional Capacity (RFC). Your age, education, RFC and various other factors will be taken into consideration to evaluate your current situation. 

If your circumstances are difficult and you cannot perform any work, you may be approved for these types of disability benefits. If your skills are transferable, however and you can perform a low-skilled job, there are lesser chances of getting disability benefits.

Most of the time, SSD applicants who have diabetes also have one more condition that is caused by it, and then file a disability benefit claim. There is one more condition that you may need to fulfill. If you want to apply for Social Security disability benefits, diabetes must have prevented you from working for 12 months.

What are the necessary documents required for disability claims?

Documents and evidence play a crucial role in getting you approved for the disability claim. If you have been diagnosed with a disability claim, you must have the following records and evidence: 

  1. Your medical records showing that you have been diagnosed with the condition.

  2. Your medical treatment records and documents.

  3. Your previous job details and qualification papers.

  4. A Social Security number.

  5. A birth certificate or certificate of your job.

These are the documents that are necessary for getting disability benefits. You should seriously consider getting the help of a legal professional and hire a Social Security Disability Lawyer. Your lawyer will assist you at each step of the way and help you understand whether you qualify for the claim or not. They will help you navigate through the process and assist you in getting the disability benefits for diabetes.

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Created on Mar 1st 2021 05:49. Viewed 285 times.


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