Social Security Disability for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Detroit, MI

When everything you do is harder because of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it sure would be a relief to get support that makes your financial situation easier.

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can do just that.

If your RA is so severe that you can’t work, you could receive monthly disability income and qualify for Medicare health coverage even before retirement age. And you could live life more on your terms.

Qualifying for benefits is tough because you have to prove to Social Security that your case of rheumatoid arthritis makes working impossible—but only you truly understand what it’s like to live with your health problems.

There is someone who knows how to get across to the government that you need and deserve help: the disability lawyers at the Levine Benjamin Law Firm.

We’ve helped more than 50,000 people win benefits in Detroit, Toledo, Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids and all across Michigan.

From applying to appealing, we help you every step of the way.

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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability with Rheumatoid Arthritis

The key to any successful Social Security Disability claim is making it clear that your symptoms rule out continuing in your job or switching to a new job for at least a year.

With rheumatoid arthritis, these are the kinds of symptoms you can show:

  • Inflammation in your legs making it hard to walk and get around
  • Inflammation in your arms
  • Inflammation in at least two organs or body systems
  • Severe fatigue or malaise
  • Fever
  • Uncontrolled weight loss
  • Spine stiffening
  • Symptoms like these recurring over time

These aren’t the only symptoms that can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits for RA. Your individual situation is what matters most.

Anything that seriously limits your ability to work can go into your claim for disability benefits.

A Levine Benjamin disability attorney can look at your case and let you know how to proceed, for free.

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What Information Do You Need for an RA Disability Claim?

It’s one thing to have symptoms like the ones listed above. It’s another thing to get Social Security to see it.

For that, you have to submit medical evidence of your struggle with RA.

Your medical evidence can take several forms:

  • Documentation of your RA diagnosis
  • Descriptions of your symptoms in medical reports
  • Records of the treatment you’ve received and how it’s worked
  • Blood test results
  • Other medical test results

When your energy is already depleted thanks to rheumatoid arthritis, gathering all of this information can feel like a burden.

In Michigan, the Levine Benjamin disability law firm can take over the legwork and lighten the pressure on you.

The way the Social Security Disability process works, most people get denied benefits when they first apply. Our disability lawyers can also help you fight back and appeal a denial when needed.

You pay no attorney fee until you win benefits.

We want to see you get support you need to live the most comfortable life possible with RA.

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