Immune System Disorders for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are provided to those who are unable to work and earn a living wage due to their disability and the limitations it puts on them. If a claimant is unable to take part in Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) and earn a set monthly income due to their disability, they are likely to be approved for SSDI.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) determines who qualifies for SSDI by utilizing the Blue Book and its listed categories of disabilities and disorders as a guide to gauge which claimants are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance.
Section 14.00 is the Immune System Disorders category in the Blue Book. It lists disorders that affect the immune system, and will qualify a claimant for disability benefits. The disorders listed under this category include:
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Systemic Vasculitis
- Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)
- Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
- Undifferentiated and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
- Immune Deficiency Disorders (Excluding HIV infection)
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Sjögren’s Syndrome
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection
Why Hire A Social Security Disability Lawyer in Bakersfield
In order to qualify for SSDI under the Immune System Disorders category, you will need to supply the SSA with medical proof of your disability, such as laboratory test results, imaging or tissue biopsy reports, a history of medical examinations, etc. You must also be able to prove that your disability and resulting symptoms prevent you from earning a living wage.
The SSA will want to understand the severity of your immune system disorder, and how your disorder prohibits you from working (i.e. due to loss of function, pain, fatigue, side effects from medications, etc.).
In order to file for SSDI, it is best to work with a qualified Social Security Disability attorney. Filing an SSDI claim can be difficult and tedious, and most initial claims are denied due to improper filing and various mistakes claimants make during the process.
Having an SSD attorney on your side, like the experts at Peña & Bromberg, will help make the entire filing process simpler and easier. Your chances of being approved for benefits are also significantly higher when you work with an experienced attorney who is familiar with this area of law.
One of The Best SSDI Lawyers Near Bakersfield, CA
If you are looking to file for SSDI under the Immune System Disorders category, contact the team at Peña & Bromberg. Our law firm serves clients in and near Bakersfield, Stockton, and Fresno, CA. Reach out to us today to request a free consultation with one of our SSDI and SSI attorneys.