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Diabetes

Diabetes And Social Security Disability

If you have diabetes, a medical condition wherein a person’s body does not respond properly to rises in blood sugar, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits if your condition is serious enough to impact your ability to work. Diabetes is one of the medical conditions specifically included in the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security book of conditions and illnesses that are eligible for Social Security disability benefits; however, to be eligible, the individual with diabetes must have symptoms that are so severe that the individual is prevented from performing substantial, gainful work. The Disability Evaluation Under Social Security book is also frequently referred to as the Social Security’s Blue Book.

Diabetes Is A Serious Medical Condition

Diabetes, also referred to as diabetes mellitus, exists in three forms:

  1. Type 1 diabetes, also sometimes referred to as juvenile diabetes referring to the early onset of the condition; however, many adults also develop type 1 diabetes.
  2. Type 2 diabetes, also referred to as adult-onset diabetes nowadays. This is the most prevalent form of diabetes.
  3. Gestational diabetes. This occurs during pregnancy (gestational diabetes are limited to the duration of a pregnancy, and due to the short-term nature of gestational diabetes Social Security benefits are not sought for this condition).

For the purposes of Social Security disability qualification, the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes no distinction between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Many of the impairments and disabling health conditions that are associated with diabetes are separately listed in the SSA’s Blue Book, as well.

Examples of Diabetes-Related Disabling Impairments and Conditions

Some of the disabling impairments and conditions caused by diabetes will make an individual eligible for Social Security disability benefits. These conditions include the following:

Work With A Glendale Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer

If you have diabetes and are suffering with a disabling condition that is caused by your diabetes, a Social Security disability claim attorney can help you apply for and obtain the disability benefits you need. An experienced Arizona disability lawyer at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC is available to help guide you through the process.

At Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC, we are dedicated to helping our clients get the Social Security disability benefits they need. An experienced Glendale Social Security lawyer will fight for your rights. Please call us at 855-325-4781 to schedule a free initial consultation. Do not worry if your disability prevents you from visiting us in one of our offices; we can make arrangements to come to you.