The Financial Support You Deserve in a Tough Time
If you’re living with lung disease, you know how disruptive it can be.
When your lungs don’t work like they should, all corners of your life are affected. Daily chores, simple errands, traveling to see loved ones—they all become extremely difficult.
You can’t imagine holding a full-time job in your condition. It’s why you need Social Security Disability benefits. The monthly checks can provide lifesaving financial stability if you’re unable to provide for you and your family.
Sadly, these benefits can be hard to win. Social Security denies most first-time applicants.
That’s why you need the experienced attorneys at Rosenfeld & Morgan on your side.
We know the system, we know the people in it, and most importantly, we know how to give you the best chance at winning.
If you’re in South Bend or anywhere in the Michiana area and need help with disability benefits, talk to us today.
Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits with Lung Disease?
You can’t just tell Social Security you have lung disease. You have to prove it in order to win benefits.
Here are some symptoms we commonly see qualify:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Coughing and wheezing
- Coughing up blood
You’ll also need to supply a thorough amount of medical evidence to win, such as:
- Hospital records
- Doctor’s reports
- X-rays or other medical imaging
- Proof of supplemental oxygen use
- Pulmonary function test results
We know this can sound overwhelming. This process can leave people bewildered and desperate, all while dealing with debilitating health issues.
Let us ease your burden. At Rosenfeld & Morgan, we can answer any questions you have and even evaluate your case at no charge to you.
Don’t Let a Denial Bring You Down
Even if your evidence doesn’t exactly line up with the criteria above, you can still win benefits. You’ll just have to meet Social Security’s definition of “disabled”:
- Your lung disease forces you out of work.
- You’re unable to switch to a different line of work.
- You’ll be out of work for at least a year.
And if you’ve been denied, it’s understandable to feel dejected. But you can’t give up now.
Social Security features a multi-step appeals process with chances to win at each juncture. Your best opportunity to win comes at an appeals hearing with an administrative law judge, the only time you can argue your case in person.
And you don’t have to go through this alone. In fact, the government’s own statistics show that you’re three times as likely to win at an appeals hearing if you hire representation.
So don’t take a chance on your future.
At Rosenfeld & Morgan, we take pride in helping our neighbors in South Bend and across Michiana win the benefits they deserve. If that’s you, give us a call today to get started.