Can You Get Disability for Diabetes?

When chronic illness like diabetes reaches a particular stage where it makes difficult for an individual to continue his/her work, there are possibilities to get the disability benefits. You need to understand every rule before applying for social security disability diabetes and also follow them carefully.

Berke Law Firm, LLC can help you in applying for diabetes disability benefits and will assist throughout the hearing in all possible ways. Our legal team can combine the effects of multiple impairments. They can prove that your diabetes has reduced your productivity, your ability to perform any sedentary task, and can efficiently cross-examine the SSA’s vocational expert at the time of the hearing.

Qualifying for Diabetes Disability Benefits

When your diabetes is not coming under control after all possible medications and you from Serious health problems due to uncontrollable diabetes. Hyperglycemia is one such medical condition that makes you eligible for disability benefits. Under this condition, the blood sugar level stays too high. It is termed as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) where high blood sugar level can damage our heart, intestines, and brain.

If you are not able to work for at least 12 months (or longer), then you may apply for Supplement Security Income (SSI) benefits, or Social Security disability (SSDI/SSD) benefits.

It is generally easier to get diabetes disability benefits if you are struggling with long-term complications due to your diabetes.

Though diabetes is not considered as a separate disability listing, you may not be able to find any particular information under SSA’s Listing of Impairments. To prove your disability, only by showing that you have been diagnosed with diabetes is not enough. Instead, you have to show a proper medical history in support of your claim. The SSA will then thoroughly review your medical history to find out whether you meet the requirements of any disability listings or not.

Few Questions that you might have in mind about diabetes and disability- 

Is diabetes A disability?

Diabetes limits the endocrine system, and this, in turn, gives rise to many complications in various organs of our body. As we mentioned earlier, diabetes can leave you blind, amputated, or you can end in facing kidney failure too. If you wish to apply for diabetes disability benefits, you should have an expert attorney by your side.

Diabetes is a significant cause for many types of disability, and hence, you can apply for disability benefits. If you are facing severe disability issues due to diabetes, which are not allowing you to go to work, or you are not able to earn a living, then you may be eligible for disability benefits. Both type 1, as well as type 2 diabetes, can cause disabilities.

Let us tell you that the SSA will see how well you can stand, sit, walk, use your hands and arms to determine the extent of your disability. The team will also get along with your past coworkers, neighbors, and other people to verify everything.

Here are some facts about diabetes that World Health Organization (WHO) revealed.

  • The number of people with diabetes is almost quadrupled since 1980.
  • Diabetes is efficient in causing numerous complications in many parts of our body. It also increases the risk of premature death.
  • In the year 2012, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths globally.
  • It is claiming a more significant number of deaths than any other disease. In 2012 alone, 1.5million deaths due to diabetes were reported
  • Diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney failure, amputation, and blindness

Individuals with diabetes of all types are protected with qualifying disabilities. Hence, Diabetes and Disability are directly related.

If you need an attorney to ask questions about diabetes-related cases, get in touch with the legal team of Berke Law Firm, P.A. We are in this industry for years and have unique expertise in handling similar cases. Our attorneys are well versed will all related legal materials and memoranda concerning disability due to diabetes.

Can You Claim Disability for Diabetes? Know more!

Not everybody can apply for diabetes disability benefits. As we all know, diabetes is a well-controlled disease if the diagnosis and treatment begin at an early stage. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are manageable with medication. Diabetes silently leads you to disability.

Most of the disability applicants with diabetes suffer from medical conditions that that limit their ability to work. If you are one among them, we can provide immediate help. When filing for disability benefits for diabetes, listing all the symptoms, you are facing plays a crucial role.

Other factors that matter here are; when diabetes was diagnosed in your case, how much it has affected your body, what is the extent of your disability, etc. Only expert attorneys can handle Social Security Diabetes cases with perfection.

To get the benefits, you have to prove your long-term disability due to diabetes (at least 1 year of disability)

To get the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you must qualify for it. Our social security attorneys can explain you everything about when you are eligible and when not.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)- In SSDI, you get a monthly check if you are unable to earn a living due to a health condition caused by diabetes. The amount that you will get depends on various factors like your total work experience, how much was your earning when you were employed, etc. A qualified attorney can suggest you best in this case.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)- In this also, you will get a monthly check, but this is basically for individuals who earn less than a certain amount) and don’t have enough savings to fulfill family needs.

To know more details about; how your case of diabetes can come under disability benefits and whether you should apply for SSD or SSI, it is worth to meet experienced SSD/ SSI benefits at Berke Law Firm.

Seek Professional Help From Experienced Disability Attorneys

Get in touch with Berke Law Firm, P.A., and we shall explain every vital detail about social security disability diabetes. Book a free consultation today and know more about when a person with diabetes becomes eligible for disability benefits. Contact Berke Law Firm, P.A., by calling 800.57.BERKE (800-572-3753) or by using our online submission form.