Social Security Disability Benefits For Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection introduced into the body via tick bite. Other vector-borne diseases include: human granulocytic and monocytic ehrlichiosis, babesiosis and Bartonella Henselae. Symptoms often mimic those of other illnesses and include flu-like symptoms such as fever, rash (often called a “bull’s eye” rash), muscle pain, headache, stiff neck and joint swelling. Lyme disease and other vector-borne diseases will show up on specialized lab tests such as the Western Blot. Prognosis is much better if Lyme disease is caught early and treated with antibiotics. If not treated, or not controlled with antibiotics, Lyme disease and other vector-borne diseases can have debilitating effects including trouble concentrating, memory loss, muscle weakness, emotional difficulties and even possible nervous system problems.
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 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 Lyme Disease Foundation (http://www.aldf.com/); in New Jersey.
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