Lupus and Disability Benefits
Lupus is a chronic disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the tissues and organs. Broadly, this is a multi-system disorder that can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, blood cells and lungs. In addition to physical symptoms, lupus can also lead to cognitive disabilities. At the Disability Benefits Law Center, P.C., we provide advocacy for individuals and families affected by lupus. Our priority is to help you get the financial assistance you need so that you can focus on treatment and recovery.
Lupus can cause debilitating physical problems and other serious issues. You may be entitled to disability benefits. We can help you assert your rights.
Call us today at 1-866-498-9387 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Social Security Disability attorney.
Lupus can be difficult for doctors to diagnosis. If you think you may have lupus, be sure to see a specialist in this disease. There are blood tests and other laboratory testing that can aid in the diagnosis. There are different types of lupus that can lead to varying degrees of disability. Symptoms may be mild or severe and the condition can wax and wane. If you have been unable to work because of lupus, you may be entitled to government benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. Our firm is dedicated to helping individuals affected by lupus seek the benefits they need. We will assess your eligibility, develop your case, file a claim and follow through with appeals when necessary.
Lupus disease includes the following symptoms:
- Inflammation of joints
- Skin conditions: facial or other skin rash, mouth sores
- Kidney dysfunction
- Cognitive disabilities: memory loss
- Fever and fatigue
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Hair loss
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Anxiety and depression
Treatments for lupus and eligibility for disability benefits
If you have been diagnosed with lupus or suffer from its common symptoms, it is important to obtain appropriate and continuous medical treatment for your health. Documented medical treatment is also crucial to helping you prove your eligibility for disability benefits.
For more information or to schedule an initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding region, please contact us by e-mail or call us toll free at 1-866-498-9387.