Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Houston, Texas
Gain Back Your Independence with These Benefits
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has taken a toll not only on your physical health, but your mental well-being, too. In addition to dealing with inflammation flare-ups, hospital visits, and various debilitating symptoms, you’re also finding it hard to concentrate at work.
Some days, the pain is so bad that you can’t focus on anything else. You’re not sure how you’re supposed to make a living while experiencing these symptoms.
That’s where Social Security Disability can help you. If you receive benefits, that will help you pay your bills and stay financially stable. You’ll get some relief from stress about money.
The problem is that the government makes it difficult to get Social Security Disability. You might feel like you just don’t have the energy to fight a denial.
You don’t have to fight it all on your own. Makris Law Firm in Houston can support you in getting the benefits you need and getting back some semblance of normalcy in your life. Our disability lawyers have helped thousands in Texas.
Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis that Can Qualify for Disability
You may be experiencing a number of different symptoms of RA. They may be mild some days and very painful the next.
They could include:
- Loss of appetite
- Tender and swollen joints
- Joint stiffness
- Leg and arm inflammation
- Inflammation in two or more organs
- Sudden weight loss
While rheumatoid arthritis typically affects the joints, it can also affect other body parts, such as your:
- Blood vessels
- Bone marrow
You’re not alone when it comes to RA.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, an estimated 1.5 million American adults have it—but unfortunately, its prevalence doesn’t make it any easier to qualify for Social Security Disability with RA.
You have to prove that you cannot work, and rheumatoid arthritis cases can vary significantly in their severity, so proving your case can be tricky.
You’ll need to show Social Security how symptoms like the ones above are stopping you from working.
Makris Law Firm disability attorneys can help you do this. You can start by having a consultation with us, for free.
How to Prove You Need Security Disability with RA
You can prove the seriousness of your rheumatoid arthritis case by providing medical evidence, such as:
- A record of your RA diagnosis
- Medical records describing you symptoms
- Medical records detailing your treatment for RA
- Blood test results
- Doctor reports
- Other test results for RA-related conditions
Combining your medical records with your work history and details about past jobs, you also need to show that:
- You can’t continue in your work because of your RA
- Your symptoms will last longer than a year and prevent you from working at least that long
- You don’t have the ability to work in another field
It can be difficult to demonstrate how your RA is having an impact on your ability to earn a living
If you don’t fill out the Social Security Disability forms properly, you could be denied.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) is known for denying benefits, but if you have experienced representation like you get from the Makris Law Firm on your side, you can improve your chances.
Working with Makris Law Firm to Receive Your Benefits
Makris Law Firm attorneys in Houston have a total of more than 80 years of combined experience helping clients get the disability benefits they rightfully deserve.
You’re already dealing with enough trying to manage your rheumatoid arthritis, let us assist you in applying for disability benefits or appealing a denial.
Then you can gain back your independence and focus on living your life.