Those suffering from diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, have a lot that needs to be taken care of and guarded against. Debilitating symptoms such as neuropathy and kidney disease can be extremely harmful and perhaps even life threatening to the point where many may not be able to work a job. These are disability qualifying conditions and those suffering should seek Social Security Disability benefits.
Having diabetes can mean a litany of problems for those suffering, but the SSA will want to know if an applicant is working, how severe the condition is, if they are able to do any type of work and if the condition is listed as a disabling condition.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said diabetes is the leading cause of amputations of feet and legs not related to injury or accident for adults. It is also a leading cause of blindness, kidney failure and is one of the leading causes of death. Health and help are not out of reach of those suffering, but those with extreme cases may need to seek legal guidance for a Social Security disability claim.
The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates have obtained approval of Social Security disability benefits for numerous clients who suffer from the effects and limitations of diabetes. Both children and adults have a chance to qualify for these benefits, which could be greatly helpful for medical bills and other expenses.