People suffering from complications from any kind of diabetes may not think they have many options, but there could be some help in the way of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Those with disability qualifying conditions, including heart disease, stroke, nephropathy and more may be able to qualify for disability payments with the right representation.
“Diabetes can slow down your body’s ability to fight infection,” according to WebMD. “High blood sugar (glucose) leads to high levels of sugar in your body’s tissues. When this happens, bacteria grow and infections can develop more quickly in people with diabetes. Common sites of infection are your bladder, kidneys, vagina, gums, feet, and skin.”
The SSA will look at the residual functional capacity, a measurement of the level of work activity someone can do despite their illness, in an effort to see if a person qualifies for Social Security disability payments or not. People suffering from diabetes should have medical history, a doctors opinion and multiple statements on hand for the eventual court date.
The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates have represented hundreds of clients in successfully obtaining SSA disability benefits based on their diabetes. Although diabetics may have similar symptoms, each client’s case is unique. We are experts at presenting the unique aspects of a particular clients disabling symptoms in order to prove that the client cannot work and is therefore entitled by law to disability benefits.