Can You Claim Disability For Diabetes?

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DIABETES IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN by Stan Rosenberg (copyright 1996) For the diabetic in middle to later stages, the question of ability to work becomes a primary query. It is the purpose herein to review the Federal Entitlement to assist those who may be eligible for benefits and are not aware. The keystone phrase for entitlement to Social Security Disability (SSD) or the companion Supplemental Security Income program for adults or children (SSI) is the existence of a "severe disability" which must be severe enough to keep a child or adult from being able to perform any type of substantial gainful employment. In simple terms, the disability must be one that does not allow you to do any type of work that you have the education or ability to perform. From birth to age 65 there may be substantial benefits for those whose diabetic condition has progressed to the point of disability. A starting point to obtain these benefits is found in the "Appendices of the United States Code, 20 CFR 9.08 Diabetes Mellitus" with: (A) Neuropathy demonstrated by significant and persistent disorganization of motor function in two extremities resulting in sustained disturbance of gross and dexterous moveme Continue reading >>

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    Can I Get Disability Benefits for Diabetes?

    If you have diabetes, Social Security disability benefits may be available. To determine whether you are disabled by diabetes, the Social Security Administration first considers whether your diabetes is severe enough to meet or equal a listing at Step 3 of the Sequential Evaluation Process.
    If your diabetes is not severe enough to equal or meet a listing, the Social Security Administration must assess your residual functional capacity (RFC) (the work you can still do, despite your diabetes), to determine whether you qualify for benefits at Step 4 and Step 5 of the Sequential Evaluation Process. See Residual Functional Capacity Assessment for Diabetes.
    How to Get Disability Benefits for Diabetes by Meeting a Listing
    To determine whether you are disabled at Step 3 of the Sequential Evaluation Process, the Social Security Administration will consider whether your diabetes is severe enough to meet or equal the diabetes listing.
    The Social Security Administration has developed a set of rules called Listing of Impairments for most common impairments. The listing for each impairment describes a degree of severity that the Social Security Administration presumes would prevent a person from performing substantial work. If your diabetes is severe enough to meet or equal the diabetes listing, you will be eligible for disability benefits.
    The listing for diabetes is 9.08, which has three parts: A, B, and C. You will be disabled if you meet either part A, part B, or Part C.
    Equaling a Listing With a Combination of Impairments from Diabetes
    Diabetes mellitus is a multi-faceted disease.
    Even if you don’t meet one of the diabetes listings, you may still be found disabled at Step 3 of the Sequential Evaluation Process. You may have a combination of impairments that together equal the severity of disability of a listing. For example, you may have autonomic neuropathy with hospitalizations for gastric paralysis or dizziness from low blood pressure related to autonomic insufficiency affecting the arterial vascular bed; or an enlarged heart, with coronary artery disease, etc

  2. Mirena

    I thought about applying for SSI. But I don't think I would qualify since I am able body and working.

  3. jayabee52

    yes, diabetes is not BY ITSELF cause for ssi.

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