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Lupus and SSDI Benefits

If you are suffering from lupus then chances are that you will be able to obtain Social Security Disability Benefits as a result of your illness. According to AllSup, those with this illness will need to prove that they are not able to work hard enough to receive more than $1,040 a money. This is the cut-off rate for most individuals and is enough to disqualify a person from receiving these federal benefits. You will need to shoe that even if you are working, you do not have the energy or physical ability to put in the hours or work to earn more than $1,040 per month. You will also need to prove that your lupus disability is severe enough to limit your ability to perform basic work activities.

For example, if your illness keeps you from walking, standing, carrying, handling, lifting, speaking, hearing, seeing, or another ability, then these may be reasons why you would qualify for benefits. Individuals who are able to perform the necessary tasks needed to maintain a job typically won’t receive benefits because they can earn a living and bring in income another way.

As well, you can receive benefits if you are unable to remember simply instructions because of your disease or if you cannot respond appropriately to supervision, co-workers and other typical work situations. As well, if you cannot manage to cope with a routine work setting this may be a reason why you qualify for SSDI. If you are constantly in pain and have to leave midday through your work day because you cannot carry out the tasks ahead, then you will want an attorney on your side.

Specifically concerning lupus, the SSA has created a list of necessary symptoms which allow a person to obtain SSDI. One of these is the involvement in of two or more body systems with one of the organs that is involved in the disease to at least a moderate level of severity, As well, there should be at least two constitutional symptoms of lupus present in the person’s body, such as fever, malaise, weight loss, or severe fatigue. People can also qualify if they have repeated manifestations of SLE and suffer from severe fatigue, malaise, or a limitation of activities of daily living.

Also, those who have lupus and are limited in maintaining social functioning or completing tasks in a timely manner because of deficiencies in concentration pace, or persistence can obtain SSDI because of lupus. Also, if a person cannot perform any work that he or she did in the past, and is the proper age, education level, and has the work experience and physical and mental disabilities to prove that there are no other occupational options available, then the individual may be able to obtain SSDI.

If you are under the age of 50, then the SSA will probably want proof that you cannot perform sedentary wok. This means that ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds at a time, sit for six hours, or walks and stand two hours per eight our day. If a person cannot accomplish these goals, then he or she can receive benefits. For a person over the age of 50, the SSA may determine that SSDI is available if the worker cannot perform sedentary work or is limited to performing this work but has no previous experience with this field.

Those who are over 55 only need to prove that they cannot perform light work, and those over age 60 will only need to prove that he or she is unable perform any of the jobs that the or she has had in the past 15 years. At any age, if a person suffers from psychological impairment that prevents that person from completing even simple and unskilled work tasks, then the SSA will reach a determination of disabled for that individual. If you need more information about this illness and the SSA requirements for SSDI then hire an SSDI attorney at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC today!