Getting Peace of Mind When You Can’t Work
Monthly income to support yourself when you can’t work because of diabetes can put your mind at ease.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits let you worry less about how to pay your bills—and concentrate more on your health.
Benefits aren’t easy to win, though. Most people get denied.
Because diabetes is extremely common and appears in many different levels of severity for different people, appealing for disability benefits comes with certain challenges.
You must prove you’re unable to work to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
But some people can manage their diabetes and continue working. Others have complications that rule out working.
When you need to appeal a denial, and you’re living with severe diabetes, the disability lawyers at Rosenfeld & Morgan know what to do.
You can get started on your appeal by getting a FREE EVALUATION of your case. We help people in South Bend and around Indiana and Michigan fight disability denials.
Social Security Disability is all we do.
Proving to Social Security that You Can’t Work Because of Diabetes
It won’t be enough just to tell Social Security you have diabetes.
What you need to show is how severe your symptoms are.
This disorder in the way your body processes blood sugar can have serious side effects. Sometimes, diabetes combines with other health problems to make working impossible.
More than 30 million Americans have it, according to the American Diabetes Association. That includes about 10 percent of the adults in both Indiana and Michigan, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Social Security says you may be eligible for SSD benefits if you have one of the following diabetes side effects:
- Neuropathy in two extremities, limiting your mobility
- Acidosis, or problems with acidity in your body, which can cause multiple symptoms making you feel weak
- Diabetic retinopathy, which is vision loss caused by diabetes
In fact, any medical condition that limits your ability to function can give you a strong case when filing for disability.
With diabetes, that can also include kidney problems, hypertension, heart disease, skin infections, strokes and depression.
An experienced Social Security Disability attorney, like Anne Morgan at Rosenfeld & Morgan, can help you file the medical evidence you need to show you deserve benefits when you appeal.
What Information Do I Need to Win Disability for Diabetes?
Building a convincing Social Security Disability appeal includes gathering and presenting evidence like this:
- Medical test results
- Reports from your doctor
- Lists of medications you take for diabetes
- Your treatment plan, including diet and exercise
- Documents showing that you’re following your treatment plan
- Written statements from people you know about how diabetes impacts your daily life
- Information on work history and the demands of any jobs you’re qualified to do
When your diabetes is draining your energy, putting all of this together is a big project to take on.
Rosenfeld & Morgan disability lawyers can take over the legwork for you.
Let us worry about dealing with Social Security’s complicated disability system, so you can gain a greater sense of peace in your life.