Asthma is recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a qualifying condition for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, the SSA evaluates each case individually to determine whether or not the effects of the asthma or the asthma treatments would preclude you from doing any kind of work for a period of at least twelve months.
In the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security manual (also known as the Blue Book), The Social Security Administration classifies asthma as a Respiratory System disorder. There are different evaluation criteria for chronic asthmatic bronchitis and asthma attacks. When evaluating individual cases, they consider a number of factors including:
- Frequency of asthma attacks
- Prescribed treatments and responses
- Loss of pulmonary function
- Hospitalization for asthma
At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to asthma and other respiratory system disabilities including but not limited to Cystic Fibrosis, Pneumoconiosis, Bronchiectasis, chronic persistent infections of the lung, sleep-related breathing disorders, lung transplants and more. We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.
We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.