Get the Financial Support You Deserve
Living with an autoimmune disease can be exhausting and, in extreme cases, downright scary.
Autoimmune diseases are defined as disorder where your body’s immune system gets confused and interprets healthy tissue as malicious.
It can be extremely debilitating. It’s hard for you to complete routine tasks, much less work full-time.
But you worry. How are you going to pay your bills if I can’t work? That’s just your normal bills, too. What about your medical expenses?
It’s why you need Social Security Disability benefits. The monthly checks help ease your financial worries while you fight your health battles.
Unfortunately, it can be hard to win these benefits. Most first-time applicants are denied.
At Rosenfeld & Morgan, we can help you find out if you qualify and, if you do, help you win your claim. The Social Security system can be daunting to an outsider, filled with rules and regulations that can make your head spin.
Our disability attorneys are proud to help our neighbors in South Bend and across Michiana. Give us a call today to get your case started.
How to Qualify for Social Security Disability with an Autoimmune Disease
There are dozens of disorders that are considered autoimmune diseases. Social Security officially recognizes the following as disabling:
- Systemic vasculitis
- Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
- Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
- Inflammatory arthritis
- Sjögren’s syndrome
If your disease isn’t listed, you could still qualify. You’ll have to meet Social Security’s normal disability standard:
- You can’t work because of your health.
- You’re unable to switch to a new line of work.
- You won’t be able to work for at least a year.
We know this can be a disorienting time. We’re here to help. We can answer any questions you have, and we’ll even evaluate your case at no charge to you.
If You’ve Been Denied, Don’t Give Up
A denial can be crushing.
Aren’t you the one suffering? Why is Social Security punishing you even more?
It should be simple. You can’t work because of your health, so you should qualify for benefits.
So many people in your spot encounter this crossroads moment.
Take it from us: You can’t give up now.
Social Security’s appeals process features multiple steps, with chances to win benefits at each one. Your best chance comes at a hearing with an administrative law judge, which represents your only chance to plead your case in person.
Another thing to remember? You shouldn’t go through this process alone.
You’re already hurting enough. Sorting through mounds of medical evidence and disability forms is stress you don’t need right now.
In fact, the government’s own statistics say that you’re three times as likely to win benefits at an appeals hearing if you hire representation.
At Rosenfeld and Morgan, we know the system, we know the judges and most importantly, we know how to help you win.
If you’re in South Bend or anywhere in the Michiana area, get in touch today to get your case started.