I have arthritis. Do I qualify for disability benefits?

In the United States, over 50 million adults and children suffer from the debilitating impacts of arthritis. In a lot of situations, individuals can no longer live life the way they once could because they are in so much pain. Additionally, over 2 million people suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, which is one of the most severe forms. When arthritis becomes too painful and an individual feels they can no longer continue doing their job, they may worry about how they will support themselves.

When someone is suffering from a severe case of arthritis, they may want to consider applying for Social Security Disability benefits. Unfortunately, there are often situations where those who suffer are denied disability benefits because arthritis is so difficult to prove. Before submitting an application for Social Security Disability benefits, it is important to spend some time collecting as much evidence as possible to prove the disability so there is a better chance of being accepted. Some of the forms of evidence that one may want to collect include:

  • Records of doctors visits
  • Medical testing and results
  • A journal of symptoms and limitations faced because of arthritis such as stiffness, pain, weakness, numbness, etc.

If you are suffering from arthritis and want to apply for benefits, it is important to retain the assistance of an experienced SSD attorney that can effectively guide you through this complex process.

If you require experienced legal representation for a matter of Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Insurance, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, or Legal Malpractice, Siragusa Law Firm is here to help. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your case.