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Auto-Immune Diseases And Disability Benefits

The instances of auto-immune disease diagnoses is on the rise throughout the country. There are not necessarily more cases, but doctors and other medical professionals are becoming more savvy when it comes to recognizing and diagnosing these debilitating conditions. In the event that an auto-immune disease leaves you unable to work, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD or SSDI) insurance benefits.

At Bartels Sherman & Wallace, located in Arkansas, we focus our attention on SSD cases and aggressively fight for the benefits our clients need to move forward with their lives. Many auto-immune diseases are overlooked, as patients appear to be “fine.” However, the physical and mental limitations that these diseases present can drastically alter your life. Our lawyers and staff work to ensure all proper medical documentation is gathered and submitted properly to increase the chances that your claim will be granted.

Types Of Auto-Immune Disorders

The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains an extensive list of the types of auto-immune diseases that may allow the sufferer to qualify for disability benefits. They also maintain very specific definitions of what disability by auto-immune disease means. Some of the types of disorders that may result in disability include:

  • Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE, as well as other types of lupus)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic vasculitis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome

Get SSD Benefits For Your Auto-Immune Disease

There are many other types of auto-immune diseases that may be considered qualifying conditions. It is best to talk through your specific situation with an experienced attorney to understand the process. To learn more, contact us today online or by phone at 870-330-4377.