Including: Type I Diabetes, Type II Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus, Neuropathy
In order to be granted Social Security Disability or SSI benefits your Diabetes must be affecting you to the point that you will not be able to do any kind of work for at least 12 months. If you are unable to do the work you currently do, consider whether or not you could reasonably do another job. There are a few factors that determine a strong disability claim or Diabetes. If you have neuropathy, are insulin dependent, acidosis, retinitis proliferans, the frequency and type of insulin taken, extremities affected or amputated, how it affects your daily activities. Most people with diabetes fatigue easily. To show the affects of fatigue on your daily living, tell us if you have difficulty cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc., or specific examples of how you were affected on the job.
As with any disability, your chances of being granted increase if you have consistent medical records of your condition. If you have not seen any doctors within a few months of your application, you may be sent to a doctor who will evaluate your condition. It is best to have your own doctor.
If you are not sure whether or not your claim would qualify for benefits, give us a call. It is always best to get an application in if you are unsure. Some people wait so long that they lose their eligibility for Social Security, and many lose months of benefits for waiting to apply.
The medical listings that describe the criteria for Diabetes are; SSA 9.00 Endocrine System.