SSDI and Lupus: Qualifications for Benefits


You Are Not Alone

The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1 in 20 Americans has Lupus. That is not a small number, with 16,000 new cases reported each year.

Lupus, or Systematic Lupus Erythematosus, is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body including skin, joints or organs. It causes a malfunction of the autoimmune system resulting in the creation of antibodies that cannot tell the difference between viruses, bacteria and germs and the body’s healthy tissues. In other words, the body creates antibodies that attack its own cells and destroy healthy tissue.

If you have Lupus and are unable to work due to your symptoms, you may qualify for SSDI. Our team of Glendale social security disability attorneys at the Law Offices of Wax & Wax care about your welfare and will work with you to process your applications for benefits and represent you in court. We understand that facing insurance companies, SSDI representatives and your employer can be exhausting, and we want to be a pillar of strength for our clients. As a person affected by Lupus, you deserve the care needed to live as comfortably as possible while you are fighting this condition.

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Lupus Symptoms: Qualifying for Benefits

To qualify for Social Security Disability, you must meet the following requirements:

  • The Lupus must affect wo body organs or systems
  • The Lupus must cause symptoms including frequent exhaustion, fever, involuntary weight loss and malaise
  • Repeated symptoms of Lupus must result in limitation of daily living activity, limited ability to function socially, and independently
  • Lupus must interfere with your ability to work and earn an income

Because of the extensive medical documentation required by SSDI and the ongoing legal process to obtain and continue benefits, it pays to have the help of an experienced, knowledgeable attorney from our team. Our job is to help our clients get the benefits they deserve. We want you to focus on your health and recovery, so let us handle the legal legwork for you.

The Difference Between SSDI and SSI

Because of specific qualifications and the complexity of available benefits, it helps to know the difference between the two main benefit programs.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is available to workers who have accumulated a sufficient number of work credits.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits are available to low income individuals who have either never worked or who have not earned enough work credits to qualify for SSDI. In addition, SSI is awarded depending on how much SSDI you receive. If the amount of SSDI is too high, you will not qualify for SSI, food stamps, or section 8 housing.

Let Us Help You Get the Benefits You Need

Our team of dedicated Glendale social security disability lawyers can help you secure the benefits that you need to pay for the inevitable medical bills, hospital stays, and lost wages that Lupus creates. This is a nondiscriminatory condition, and everyone deserves care. Do not risk being denied coverage, let our team help you with your social security disability claim.

Contact our team to discuss your case at (818) 946-0608.

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