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Can I Get Disability For a Skin Disorder?

Many different kinds of medical conditions can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits. However, it is important to understand the specific requirements associated with qualifying for benefits so you can determine if your disability will entitle you to get covered.

A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can help you to determine whether you can qualify for benefits for your particular ailment. You should contact an attorney as soon as you believe you're too disabled to work so you can get the process of applying for benefits started. 

​Can You Get Disability Benefits for a Skin Disorder?

Whether you can get disability benefits for a skin disorder or not will depend upon how severe your skin disorder is and whether it is a long-term disabling condition that has lasted a year or that will last a year. 

The Social Security Administration has a list of impairments that will generally qualify you for benefits, provided you have associated symptoms. Skin disorders are addressed within section 8.00 of the listing of impairments, which is informally called the Blue Book. Examples of qualifying skin disorders listed in the Blue Book include Ichthyosis and Bullous disease, among others. 

If you have a listed condition and the required symptoms, or a condition that is medically equivalent in severity, a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney will help you to apply for benefits so you can maximize your chances of getting your claim approved. An attorney can also help you to appeal a denial if you believe you have a covered disability and your claim was not approved. Give us a call today to learn more.  

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018