5 Signs Your Claim For Disability Benefits May Be Approved With Lupus

If you suffer from lupus and you think you will be out of work for at least 12 months, and you believe you have a strong claim for disability benefits, you may be approved for monthly lupus disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Hard medical evidence to support your claim is essential to your claim’s success. Here are 5 signs that you will be approved for disability for lupus:

Sign 1 – You meet the non-medical criteria.

As an example, to be covered by Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you must have worked enough to pay in enough taxes to earn sufficient credits. In general, this is 5 years full-time out of the last 10 years. If you have enough credits to be covered by SSDI, that increases your chances of receiving benefits.

Sign 2 – You have sufficient medical evidence to support your claim.

Many medical claims are denied simply because the claimant does not have sufficient medical evidence to support the claim. If you have plenty medical proof, you may increase your chances of approval. That way, you can show the severity of your conditions as well as how it limits or restricts you.


Sign 3 – You cannot work for at least 12 months.

To qualify for disability benefits from the SSA, you must be unable to work and earn a living. If you can provide documentation and supporting medical evidence indicating that you will be out of work at least a year, you may have the chance to get your disability claim approved.

Sign 4 – You meet a Blue Book listing.

The SSA uses a medical guide, which is called the Blue Book. It has listings for different disabling conditions. Each listing has specific criteria that must be met for a claim to be approved. If you can provide supporting medical evidence and documentation to show that your lupus meets a Blue Book listing, then you may qualify for disability benefits. If your condition does not meet the criteria of a listing, you may still be approved through a medical vocational allowance along with a residual functional capacity (RFC) form completed by your physician that details what you can and cannot do.

Sign 5 – You are working with a disability lawyer.

Disability attorneys can know what kind of evidence is needed for a claim to be successful. Data shows that disability claims in which the claimant had legal representation is more likely to be approved for disability benefits. An attorney can make sure your file is in order and can make sure you have all the proper tests needed for your claim to be approved.

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