Social Security Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Spokane
If you suffer from severe rheumatoid arthritis, you might be unable to stand or sit for long periods of time. You might struggle to walk.
Simple, everyday tasks become a hardship—including tasks required for your job.
And when you can’t work, you worry about financial ruin. It’s scary.
Social Security Disability benefits could help ease your mind. They provide monthly checks, so you can keep a measure of independence.
But winning benefits is hard. Most people get denied. You need strong medical evidence showing how rheumatoid arthritis makes it impossible for you to work.
An experienced disability attorney knows how to present your case to Social Security. If you’re in the Spokane area or anywhere in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, work with the Law Offices of Gary Penar. We’ve helped thousands of people win benefits.
How Does Social Security Disability View Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Social Security maintains a list of impairments, called its “Blue Book,” which can qualify you for disability income. The good news is that rheumatoid arthritis is on the list.
Social Security understands how debilitating rheumatoid arthritis can be. It’s not just about sore joints. Your immune system is attacking your body tissues, potentially damaging numerous organs and systems.
As with any impairment, you just have to show your particular case of rheumatoid arthritis rules out working.
These are symptoms Social Security will look for:
- Difficultly walking because of inflammation in your legs
- Difficulty performing tasks with your arms because of upper-body inflammation
- Two or more organs or body systems impacted
- Serious joint pain
- Symptoms like fatigue, fever, malaise and involuntary weight loss
- A stiff spine making it hard to move
- Frequent recurrence of your symptoms
You don’t have to have all these symptoms, but you need to document for Social Security how your particular case of rheumatoid arthritis leaves you unable to work.
There’s no charge to get disability lawyer Gary Penar to evaluate your case.
Essentials of Applying for Social Security Disability
Winning Social Security Disability benefits requires you to show a combination of medical records, work history and education history that make it clear you can’t work and deserve financial assistance.
These are the essential points you must prove:
- Your health problems are too bad for you to function in your previous job.
- You couldn’t switch to another, less strenuous job either.
- Your condition will last at least a year, or eventually lead to death.
Don’t Try to Win Social Security Disability Benefits Alone
Thousands of regulations govern the way Social Security decides who gets disability benefits. Social Security even has its own separate legal system to process disability cases.
You don’t have to face this on your own. Living with rheumatoid arthritis is draining enough.
You pay no attorney fee until you win benefits, so there’s little risk for you. Get Gary Penar to take care of your disability claim.