Are you suffering from a diabetes disability that has impaired your ability to keep a job? An estimated 29.1 million people are living with diabetes in the United States today, with an estimated 80 million more people either prone or susceptible to the condition. Diabetes can only be managed, there is no cure.  Blindness, heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease are just a few of the serious conditions that diabetes can lead to. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has diabetes listed as a condition which might qualify you to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

The SSA requires that those diagnosed with diabetes meet certain qualifications before receiving SSDI benefits. Unfortunately for those in need of these benefits, filing for them can be both confusing and frustrating. Working with an experienced team of Philadelphia Social Security Disability lawyers from Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys can give you a better chance of getting the benefits you need and deserve.

Do You Qualify for Benefits?

Complications resulting from hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, and other diabetes-related obstacles can leave a person unable to walk, lift heavy objects, or even process simple commands or requests, rendering them unfit to pursue gainful employment. However, the SSA must be able to conclude that your diabetes symptoms are preventing you from performing basic work functions. An applicant must be able to demonstrate that their diabetes has disabled them in some of the following ways:

  • Demonstrated neuropathy or diminished motor functions
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Lack of concentration
  • Documented acidosis (bi-monthly average)
  • Significantly diminished ability to see

Having an experienced and caring SSDI attorney by your side can help you prove that your diabetes has prohibited you from working comfortably.

Call for Help with a Diabetes Disability Claim in Philadelphia

If you are considering filing for a diabetes disability claim in Philadelphia, contact us and consult with one of our SSDI lawyers so you stand the best chance of getting the financial assistance you deserve. Contact us to consult with one of the experienced Philadelphia Social Security lawyers at Lowenthal & Abrams.


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