Social Security with Immune System Disorders
Many people with Immune System Disorders are hesitant to make a claim for Social Security disability benefits. This is often due to feeling unsure what whether or not they qualify.
Here you will find information and resources about claiming Social Security benefits with Immune System Disorders. Remember that hiring an experienced disability lawyer will ultimately increase your chances of success with your claim. At Summit Disability we are here to answer your questions and handle your case with the unique care it deserves.
What Benefits Can I Receive?
Social Security disability benefits can come in two different programs:
Social Security Disability Insurance– if you have contributed long enough into the Social Security system then you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This benefit provides cash and medical insurance benefits to you as well as certain family members.
Supplemental Security Income– for adults and children who have not worked long enough to qualify for SSDI, but live with a disability keeping them from working, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available. This benefit also provides cash and medical insurance benefits to you.
How is My Claim Evaluated?
Immune system disorders are evaluated under section 14.00 of the Medical Listing of Impairments. These disorders are classified by Social Security in two categories:
- Immune deficiency disorders (excluding HIV)
- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection)
For a more detailed description of these disorders, and what may qualify click here.
Your claim will also be evaluated on a function by function basis to see how your disorder is affecting your ability to lift, stand, sit, walk, and maintain concentration and pace. Based on your functional abilities, they will determine if you retain the ability to do any work at a competitive level.
How Do I Prove My Claim?
You will need to show diagnostic and medical documentation of your condition how and how it limits your function. Appropriate evidence may include but is not limited to:
- Diagnostic Testing
- Physical Examinations
- Functional Examinations
- Medication Lists
- Reports of Laboratory Results
Don’t Do Social Security with Immune Deficiencies Alone
The complexity of Social Security Disability may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Having a Summit Disability attorney on your side will help ease the burden, and increase the chances of your claim being awarded. You do not have to do it alone. At Summit Disability we have worked closely with many who desire to receive Social Security disability benefits. We have the experience and knowledge to give you the best chance of success. Contact us today for your free consultation.