Social Security Benefits For Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease where the body’s blood sugar levels are too high. Symptoms of diabetes include: unusual thirst, blurred vision, weight loss, frequent urination and fatigue although some people have no symptoms. Diabetes is diagnosed through blood tests.
Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone that assists the body in getting glucose into the cells. In the case of diabetes the body either does not make insulin, or does not make or use it adequately. If the body does not make or use insulin appropriately, too much glucose (blood sugar) remains in the blood and can cause damage to organs and nerves including the eyes and kidneys. Diabetes is also a cause of heart disease, stroke and can result in the need for amputation of limb(s) if not treated.
If your diabetes has made it impossible for you to work, you may be eligible to collect Social Security Disability benefits. Contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur to discuss your options.
While many individuals with diabetes are able to work full time without any problems, other individuals who regularly monitor their blood sugars, take oral medications or insulin are not able to control their diabetes, despite their best efforts. Diabetes becomes a disabling condition when it causes muscle, nerve or sensory neuropathy or polyneuropathy, primarily in the legs, causes changes in the bone structure of the feet, nonhealing sores or open wounds in the skin, or significantly impacts the eyes or other organs.
In order to prove your disability to Social Security, you need to either document that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria found in the Social Security Commissioner’s regulations or, if you are an adult, that your condition and symptoms are so severe that you are unable to work. If you are a child under 18, you must similarly show that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria in the Social Security Commissioner’s regulations or that your condition or conditions functionally equals the Commissioner’s regulations.
Our Caldwell Disability Benefits For Diabetes Attorney Represents Individuals:
- In filing their initial disability applications
- In handling cases at the initial level including appealing initial denials
- In handling cases at the reconsideration level including appealing reconsideration denials
- In handling cases at the hearings level
- In appealing and handling cases at the Appeals Council level
- In appealing and handling cases at the Federal Court level
This firm also handles SSI child’s disability cases at all levels.
Organizations: American Diabetes Association (http://www.diabetes.org/); National Diabetes Education Program (http://www.ndep.nih.gov/); in New Jersey www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/diabetes/index.shtml
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The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur represents clients throughout North and South New Jersey. Offices are open weekdays from nine to five, and your phone call will be promptly returned, to get you the answers you need.
Call 973-200-6629 in North New Jersey or 609-207-7905 in South New Jersey or use the email contact form to arrange a free consultation.
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