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Could You Use Help Getting Financial Relief?

When diabetes disrupts your life—stopping you from working and supporting yourself—Social Security Disability benefits provide tremendous relief.

You get monthly checks and qualify for Medicare health coverage. It’s one of the best ways to hold on to your independence and dignity.

But it can be hard to get benefits with diabetes. Millions of people with diabetes continue working. To win disability, you must prove you can’t work.

You have to show Social Security how your case of diabetes hinders your daily life. Can you manage your household? Can you handle full work days?

An experienced disability lawyer can help you tell your story to Social Security and apply for disability with diabetes.

Baynetta M. Jordan, P.C., Attorney at Law, helps you gather the evidence you need. She listens to your situation and takes time to understand you.

At our disability law firm, we like to say: “Nobody Pushes West Texans Around™.”

Call us in Lubbock, Plainview, Levelland, Midland-Odessa and anywhere in West Texas.

Elderly West Texas Couple Meets with Social Security Disability and Personal Injury Lawyer

How Do I Get Social Security Disability with Diabetes?

To qualify for Social Security Disability with diabetes, you have to prove that you face the same hardships as someone with any other qualifying impairment:

  • You’re unable to work due to your health problems.
  • You couldn’t switch to a less demanding job, either.
  • Your work-limiting medical conditions will last at least a year—or they’re permanent.

You meet these requirements by documenting that you have severe symptoms related to diabetes, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Kidney damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Damage to various body systems, such as digestive and urinary
  • Loss of eyesight

These are the kinds of documentation you can use:

  • Reports from doctor visits
  • Medical test results
  • Your diet plan
  • Your exercise plan
  • Lists of prescriptions
  • Statements from people who know you

Your disability attorney can take care of organizing and presenting all of this information to Social Security, so you get the best chance of winning disability benefits.

Do you wonder if your case of diabetes will qualify for benefits? Reach out to us, and we can have an initial conversation—at no cost to you.

What if I Don’t Get Approved for Disability with Diabetes?

Because the bottom line for getting Social Security Disability benefits is being unable to work, having a diagnosis of diabetes on its own might not be enough to win benefits.

Like we said, many people can manage this condition and keep working.
If you can’t work, the right approach for you may be to show how your diabetes combines with other health problems to force you off work.

Regardless of what diagnosis you have, you can still receive disability benefits if your combined medical symptoms limit your ability to function.

Social Security calls this your “residual functional capacity,” or RFC.

Social Security says, “Your residual functional capacity is the most you can still do despite your limitations.”

To decide your RFC, Social Security looks at how well you can:

  • Stand
  • Sit
  • Walk
  • Lift
  • Carry
  • Crouch
  • Reach
  • Push
  • Pull
  • Understand information
  • Remember information
  • Follow instructions
  • Respond to supervision
  • Relate to co-workers
  • Handle work pressures

To measure this, Social Security uses your medical history, and it may seek new medical examinations.

By now you can tell that applying for disability benefits or appealing a denial takes a lot of legwork.

But you don’t have to stand alone.

Our disability legal team is here to support you.

Let’s go after the financial relief you need to live a better life.

Get Help With Your Social Security Disability Claim

It’s hard to deal with a huge and complicated government agency like Social Security. But at our law office, we make sure Nobody Pushes West Texans Around™. Not even a big government program.

Baynetta Jordan has years of experience working with the Social Security Disability system. Baynetta and her legal team treat you and your claim with the respect you deserve.

And when you have a representative helping you, government research has shown, your odds of winning benefits are better. Give us a call.