Work with a Qualified Plano Social Security Disability Lawyer
Diabetes is one of the common disorders for which individuals apply for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Diabetes is a disease that can affect a person’s ability to work when it gets very serious. The government’s Social Security disability insurance program provides benefits that can help individuals with diabetes and other disabilities pay for their living expenses when they are unable to earn adequate income because of their medical conditions. It can be very difficult to prove that you qualify for SSD benefits because of your diabetes. For this reason, you can greatly benefit from hiring a legal professional to help you get through the application process. Our law firm, Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, have a team of highly knowledgeable Plano Social Security Disability lawyers who are ready to provide you with top-quality legal support. Learn more about diabetes and SSD claims for this disease by reading the information below.
About Diabetes in Texas & Nationwide
In 2010, about 1.8 million adult Texans had been diagnosed with diabetes, representing 9.7% percent of adults in the state’s adult population, according to data provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In comparison, about 22 million adults had been diagnosed with diabetes in the entire United States in 2010, representing 9.3% of the nation’s adult population. Diabetes is a disease that results in high levels of sugar in the blood—usually caused by a lack of insulin, a resistance to insulin or both, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Individuals with this disease typically have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Some of the symptoms that could result from diabetes include:
- Blurred Vision
- Excessive Thirst
- Excessive Hunger
- Excessive Urination
While people with diabetes can usually carry on with their normal activities by changing their lifestyles, there are other situations in which the disease simply cannot be controlled. In these types of situations, the person with diabetes can end up suffering from organ damage.
How Diabetes Is Evaluated for SSD Benefits
Diabetes falls under the “endocrine disorders” category for consideration by U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). Endocrine disorders are medical conditions that result in hormonal imbalances. Essentially, they are conditions that occur when too much or too little of a certain hormone in the body is produced. When evaluating your case, the government will look at how severe your symptoms are and to what extent this has impeded your ability to work. It is extremely important that you have the appropriate documentation and other forms of evidence that show how serious your condition is and its effects on your life. Furthermore, you will need to meet other basic criteria set by the SSA, including those related to your work history and the length of time your condition has or is expected to keep you from earning adequate income.
How We Can Help You
Our Plano Social Security disability attorneys can help determine the best way to approach your SSD application. Furthermore, if your claim is denied, we can assist you in appealing the decision. There are many individuals who are not approved the first time around but are later successful.
Contact us right away so we can get begin working with you as early in the process as possible. In addition to Plano, we also serve various other areas within the state of Texas.