Chicago Lupus Attorneys

Illinois Social Security Disability Lawyers

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells and tissues, which leads to long-term inflammation.  Symptoms of lupus vary, but most people with lupus experience joint pain and swelling and many experience arthritis.  Joint pain caused by lupus usually affects the fingers, hands, wrists and knees.  Other common symptoms of lupus include chest pain when breathing, fatigue, fever, hair loss, mouth sores, rashes, and sensitivity to light.

The treatment and prognosis of lupus depends on the severity of the disease.  Some individuals with lupus may be able to control their condition with medication, while others may have difficulty taking part in daily activities as a result of lupus.  If you suffer from lupus and are unable to work as a result of your medical condition, you may be eligible for social security disability benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).

In order to qualify for social security disability benefits, you must have a physical or mental impairment that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death and you are unable to engage in substantial gainful activity as a result of the medical impairment.  As an autoimmune disorder, lupus is covered under Section 14.00 of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) “Listing of Impairments.” Even if a person does not meet the SSA’s qualifications for lupus, he or she may qualify for social security disability benefits, however, based on the medical vocational allowance, which takes into account factors such as age, work skills, education, and functional limitations.

Because social security disability benefits can be difficult to obtain for lupus sufferers, the assistance of a skilled social security disability is imperative.  The knowledgeable Chicago social security disability attorneys have considerable experience helping clients with a variety of medical conditions through the entire social security disability application process.  We will educate you on the applicable social security disability laws, guide you through the application process, and represent you at a hearing, if necessary.

If you or a loved one suffers from lupus and is unable to work as a result, contact the Chicago social security disability law firm of Ankin Law at (872) 529-9377 to schedule a consultation to learn more about how we can help you with your lupus disability claim.


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