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Is Your Asthma Severe Enough That You Qualify For Disability Benefits?

Do you currently suffer from asthma that is debilitating in nature? If so, you may qualify for Social Security Disability. There is a five-step process that the government uses to determine if someone is eligible for Disability if they have a history of suffering from asthma. First, you must show that you are attempting to work but are unable to obtain gainful employment. If you are making more than $1,010 per month at your current job, you are not eligible to receive Disability benefits. Second, you must prove that your asthma is currently preventing you from being able to perform your job. For example, you may be unable to carry heavy items or may have difficulty walking or even sitting for long periods of time.

Third, your asthma must be listed under a category of impairments known as the Respiratory System – Medical Listing 3.03. To fall under this category, you must have asthma attacks once every two months despite medications and treatment or chronic asthmatic bronchitis. Fourth, you must not be able to perform the job responsibilities that you had in the past. If the government finds that you are capable of performing past job duties despite your asthma, you may be denied Disability benefits. Finally, the government will take into consideration your age, education, physical condition and work experience to see if there is other work that you can perform despite your impairment. If you meet the aforementioned requirements, you may be granted Social Security Disability. To learn if you are eligible for such benefits due to a chronic condition you are suffering from, contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC and speak with a Dallas Social Security Disability attorney from our team immediately.