Respiratory illnesses, or diseases of the lungs, can be serious. The Social Security Administration (SSA) defines a respiratory illness as disabling when medical evidence proves a condition prevents the sufferer from performing their job duties and prohibits them from doing other types of work as well. Some of the most common respiratory illnesses that may qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits include chronic pulmonary insufficiency, asthma, and cystic fibrosis.
Because symptoms for respiratory illnesses are common to many other diseases, a thorough medical history, physical examination, and chest x-rays are required to establish chronic pulmonary disease. Pulmonary function testing is required to assess the severity of the respiratory impairment once a disease process is established by appropriate clinical and laboratory findings.
Respiratory illness is evaluated by the SSA under nine conditions:
If you suffer from a respiratory illness that prevents you from working, it may be wise to talk to a qualified Social Security Disability lawyer. He or she will be able to answer any questions you have regarding your legal rights to compensation for your condition and can also help you prepare your case.
Respiratory illnesses can make it difficult for you to maintain a steady job, and if you have to cut back your hours or quit, you lose the paycheck you depend on. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we know how difficult your respiratory illness and time away from work can be for your entire family.
Our Social Security Disability lawyers are here to help you file a claim for benefits. Contact us today to for more details on how to qualify for SSD benefits on the basis of a respiratory illness.
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