Social Security Disability for Diabetes in Houston, Texas

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Severe effects from diabetes can leave you unable to work. But Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can let you breathe easier.

With SSD, you get monthly checks and qualify for government health care coverage like Medicare.

But most people get denied.

You have to prove that your health problems are so severe that there’s no way you can work, not even by finding a different job that’s less demanding.

Seems simple enough, right?

When you have to prove it—and it’s not good enough to just say that you can’t work— the process gets complicated.

And it can be extra challenging to win benefits for diabetes. Diabetes comes with some special considerations.

Who can help you figure this out?

The Makris Law Firm.

We know how to show Social Security that your case of diabetes should get you benefits.

We’ve helped thousands of people in Houston and around Texas for over 40 years.

How to Quality for Disability with Diabetes in Texas

How to Quality for Disability with Diabetes in Texas

What’s challenging about applying for Social Security Disability benefits with diabetes is that many people with this condition can manage it. And they can still work.

Diabetes is extremely common—34.2 million people had it in the United States in 2018, according to the American Diabetes Association.

So to qualify for disability benefits with diabetes, what you often need is to show that you’re experiencing severe complications from the disease, not just that you have the disease itself.

These are complications Social Security says it looks for in deciding whether to award disability benefits for diabetes:

  • Vision loss (diabetic retinopathy)
  • Cardiovascular disease (including coronary artery disease or peripheral arterial disease than can lead to foot amputations)
  • Kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy)
  • Nerve damage (diabetic neuropathy, which can lead to loss of function and sensation in body parts)
  • Loss of function in extremities (peripheral neuropathy, which involves nerve damage in feet, legs and hands, causing pain, numbness, tingling, difficulty walking and gripping objects)
  • Damage to body systems (autonomic neuropathy in heart and blood vessels, the digestive system and urinary tract, leading to dizziness, fainting, nausea, vomiting and problems with urination)

Diabetes often accompanies other impairments, too, including depression, other mental health conditions and other physical conditions.

And you absolutely can seek Social Security Disability benefits with multiple medical problems, with diabetes being one.

You need a disability lawyer who takes time to listen to your situation and understand what’s going on with your health, especially when it’s complicated.

That way your lawyer can use your story to make a forceful case about why you should receive disability income from Social Security.

Let the Makris Law Firm look at your case and let you know your options. You pay nothing for an initial evaluation of your SSD claim.

Evidence You Need for Social Security Disability with Diabetes

Every Social Security Disability claim, for any type of medical impairment , rests on the medical evidence you provide, which shows that your symptoms are so severe that you can’t work.

This is some of what you may need to gather for your claim involving diabetes:

  • Details of your diet
  • Reports from doctors
  • Records of your exercise regimen
  • Lists of your prescriptions
  • Descriptions of the effects of medications
  • Results of medical tests
  • Testimony from people who know you personally

Family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, clergy and anyone else who knows you personally can explain to Social Security how your health problems impact your daily life.

It’s a key part of demonstrating that your medical conditions, including diabetes, leave you unable to work.

Another important factor in applying for disability benefits with diabetes is showing that you’ve been sticking with your treatment plan from your doctor.

Otherwise a Social Security claims examiner or administrative law judge may think that your condition could improve enough for you to work, if you get back on the plan.

But don’t let all this evidence overwhelm you. Makris Law Firm disability attorneys can help you gather, organize and present the evidence you need to prove your disability claim for diabetes.

Your health, your chance to rest and your future financial security are all on the line. The Makris Law Firm stands up for you.

You’ll pay no attorney fee until you win benefits.

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