SSD and SSI Disability Claims for Lupus
At least 1.5 million Americans have lupus, and about 16,000 new cases of lupus are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, according to the Lupus Foundation of America.
Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory disease that can affect various systems in the body, including the joints, skin, blood and internal organs. Also called systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus is an autoimmune disease that disrupts the immune system so that the body attacks its own healthy tissues and organs.
People with lupus experience flare ups and remissions of the symptoms, but the underlying disease does not go away. There is no cure for lupus.
Can You Get Disability for Lupus
The attorneys at Chermol & Fishman, LLC, in Philadelphia, have successfully represented people who have become disabled by lupus. We help clients with lupus receive Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income Benefits to which they are entitled.
Lupus claims are challenging because of the episodic nature of the disease and the broad range of symptoms it can cause. Symptom of lupus range from extreme fatigue to joint pain to a facial rash.
In cases involving lupus, it is important to keep a log or journal of your symptoms, particularly during the flare ups of symptoms. Always document new medications you take, noting whether you continue to have symptoms despite the medication and any side effects you may experience.