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Do You Need Someone to Listen and Help You?

It’s hard enough explaining what it’s like to live with lupus to friends and family. How will you get strangers at Social Security to understand that your health condition makes it impossible for you to work?

Social Security Disability benefits—including monthly checks—can make a major difference in your life when you can’t work.

And Baynetta M. Jordan, P.C., Attorney at Law, helps you gather evidence and information to explain your case of lupus to Social Security, so you can win those benefits.

You don’t need people denying that your health problems are serious. You need someone who listens and helps.

Our disability law firm lives by the motto: “Nobody Pushes West Texans Around™.”

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

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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability with Lupus

To qualify for disability benefits, you must show that you’re unable to work because of health problems, and this situation has or will last at least a year.

You can do this by showing that your symptoms of lupus are serious and seriously debilitating.

Common lupus symptoms that you might list include:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Chest pain
  • Discoloration in fingers and toes
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Involuntary weight loss
  • Joint pain
  • Mental confusion
  • Mouth sores
  • Nose sores
  • Rashes
  • Seizures
  • Skin lesions
  • Swelling
  • Sun sensitivity

For the purpose of applying for disability benefits, you must show that at least two symptoms like these significantly limit how you function and at least two of your organs or body systems are affected.

You can also document that your symptoms have the ultimate effect of leaving you:

…unable to focus

…unable to keep up with a task

…unable to finish a task

…needing to limit your daily activity

…struggling with social situations

The Lupus Foundation of American says about 1.5 million people in the United States—a large majority of them women—have this life-disrupting disease.

To learn more about your options for financial relief through disability benefits for lupus, talk to our disability legal team FOR FREE.

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How Do I Prove My Lupus Symptoms Mean I Can’t Work?

When you live with lupus, you have hard days and better days. Your symptoms can come and go.

To convince Social Security that your case warrants disability benefits, you need to provide evidence—evidence that your health problems are severe enough to stop you from working.

This is what that looks like:

  • Medical records from visiting a rheumatologist
  • Medical records from other doctors who treat your lupus
  • A list of medications you take to manage lupus and how they work
  • Medical test results
  • Testimony from people who know you about how lupus has altered your everyday life
  • Test results ruling out other illnesses that could be causing your symptoms

Applying for disability benefits, or appealing a denial, takes a lot of legwork.

When you already feel drained everyday from lupus, a disability application can be hard to face.

So get some support. You don’t have to be alone in this.

Let us help you restore financial stability to your life.